Saturday, February 05, 2005

Laura Miller writes a good summation in Salon debunking the "5 million burned witches/the Church wanted to destroy wymyn" logic I was always being force-fed in college. Atrocities happened, but the scale was local, and the burnings were used by many different groups to settle personal scores, feuds, grudges and, in many cases, being a mother--motherhood in that time period was a cherished and uncommon commodity.
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