Sep 18, 2010

Witch Burning

In my midwifery class (which is the coolest class ever, with the coolest prof teaching it) we watched a documentary about the witch hunt and burnings in the 18th century. This event was named the women's holocaust, as over 9 million women were tortured and burned at the stake for being "witches". These women were shamans, natural healers, midwives, widows, young girls, and even women who were seen "gathering with other women" or speaking to other women. Even an accusation would mean that a woman would be taken into jail, tortured three times(their torture was a public spectacle that the whole village could take part in) and then, if she didn't die of the agony inflicted upon her during torture, she'd be burnt at the stake, also a public spectacle. I could go on but this shit makes me sick to my stomach, and moreover, there is not a single monument dedicated to the carnage of these innocent women.

Furthermore, in the torture of women around the world, two days ago, a 16 year old girl coming home from a rave in BC was drugged, and gang raped by a group of young men, videos were taken and are now posted on the internet. I'm in mourning for this poor girl, and angry beyond belief at the world that this shit even happens. Society for the most part makes me sick and I'm disgusted to even be a part of it.

Sending hope and love to this poor girl, and all women.

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