Articles on Witches

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How are people railroaded through the justice system? Early modern witch trials can provide a clue. Synthesis Films

Marginalised outsiders: why witch trials help us understand Making a Murderer

Marginalised outsiders, community conflict and a bad reputation – the prosecution of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey has all the hallmarks of the early modern witchcraft persecution. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Why do some people reach for the word “witch” to describe the women around them? Heks op de bezem, Kees Groeneveld, 1959.

Witches both mad and bad: a loaded word with an ugly history

Why did Peter Dutton choose 'witch' when describing Samantha Maiden? The word has a long history of misogyny – particularly towards outspoken or powerful women.

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