& the hammer of witches
Fascinating read! Thank you for re-posting!
“I want to use the gothic power of our women writer ancestors. I want to haunt these white male politicians and legal theorists asses out of the chairs of history and minority rule and burn this ideology to the ground. It has no place for the country and society that we so long to live in.”
I am guessing you are familiar with the film, “The Secret of Roan Innish”? It is a 1994 film based on the 1957 novel, “Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry” by Rosalie K. Fry. Thank you for re-posting this… it is a very good essay to read…
I loved this. I am so glad I read it today, so long after you wrote it but just when I needed it. Have you seen Song of the Sea? It's about a selkie. A children's movie, I guess. But it feels grown up.
"I was thinking about what it did to women’s psyche, of the trauma of seeing other women be accused and executed for healing, for wisdom, for miscarriage, for side-eye, for anger, for being visible when she should not be—most often when she is poor, old, and a widow." - This resonates deep within me. I have felt a close connection to the Witch or old crone archetype because even if burning at stake has become obsolete, the witch trials have never ended. Like the abortion law you were talking about, women all around the world are still facing equivalent violation of human rights. Check this out :
"Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) considers the forced sex in marriages as a crime only when the wife is below age 15. Thus, marital rape is not a criminal offense under the IPC. "
Marital rape is still legal in India.
I know I'm supposed to be about nonviolence and all that, but I would love to see Alito's head on a pole outside someone's stockade. I mean, if we are going to get medieval, let's get medieval.