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“Like being deemed a witch hundreds of years ago, being presumed a slut today is cause for ostracism, abuse, and death”.... Archetypes of “witch” and “slut” have been used to police female sexuality and punish women; now, feminists are reclaiming them as positive affirmations. This book unearths the sex positive feminist legacy of the witch in art, music, politics, and popular culture, connecting the fictional witch we love to emulate and fear with real women, past and present.

Kristen J. Sollee is instructor at the New School and founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website.

©2017 Kristen J. Sollee (P)2019 Kristen J. Sollee

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Beautiful microcosm

A great introduction to the vast world of how male projected fear has been represented and oppression of women from cultural, historical, artistic and political perspectives, outstandingly researched and balanced. I would have prefered it read slower though. There is a huge amount of information delivered like a bullet train.

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Enlightening and Encouraging

I found this book to be hugely enlightening. Considering myself and educated woman, there are elements here that I had some knowledge on but others that I didn't know about and I'm pleased I can now go and explore some more. It has enspired me to learn more and made me feel that I am not alone in my experiences. The writing and research is excellent and the way the book is read and makes it easy and light as well as being informative. A must read for all witches sluts and feminists as well as thoes with an inclination to educate themselves.

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  • Mariela Riggen
  • 09-10-20

Ella

Great insight into the legacy of the witch and the roll she plays in society in our modern day culture. Highly recommend to spark the inner witch all women posses.

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  • Chris J Saretto
  • 05-05-20

Uh Ok

I did enjoy the research and exploration of the 'witch' as a construct for female empowerment, both in past as persecuted individual and in the present as power symbol.
What I did not enjoy was the constant bald assertion of context for decision and purpose of people who lived 400 years ago that the author has never met. Through the lens of the future it may have been easy to do. The author questioned why women like Tichiba, strong in their faith, could not be celebrated for their knowledge and perspective. Because at the same time people of different faith were strong in their beliefs and oppressing others. Faith is not a pathway to truth and while I agree it can lead to building identity it should not be revered.
Solutions of reclamation for women's power through art are fine. But perhaps outlining how the witch brings forth a more powerful woman in aspects that can help women now. What do women want? How can this help?
I stopped with 1 hour and 46 minutes to go.

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  • Jessa Pease
  • 27-01-21

So perfect!

Perfect blend of witches, sluts, and feminists! She’s such a brilliant writer, speaking on topics that matter so much. I love that we’re reclaiming these words as our own!

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  • AnnMarie Rapach
  • 30-08-20

loved it! going to listen again and again!

this was an absolutely incredible book that I have recommended to every feminine friend I have.

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  • Michael Stailey
  • 02-01-20

Know your history

As a third generation witch (that I know of), I've only recently begun to explore and appreciate the heritage of these gifts. Having resources which take our tribe out of the urban legend and history books and being these amazing women into the light and perspective of modern day is crucial to normalizing and humanizing our existence. Thank you, Kristen! I've already downloaded the next book 🤘🏻🖤