In Defence of Witches

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In Defence of Witches

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Author: Mona Chollet

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 9781529034066

Date: 12th January, 2023

Publisher: PICADOR

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  2. Journalism or Collected Columns
  3. Specific Events And Topics
  4. Alternative Belief Systems


'Intriguing' - Sunday Times 'A rousing read' - Irish Times 'A bright light of Francophone feminism' - New York Times Renowned journalist Mona Chollet recasts the witch as a powerful role model: an emblem of strength, free to exist beyond the narrow limits society imposes on women. Taking three archetypes from historic witch hunts - independent women, women who avoid having children and women who embrace ageing - Chollet examines how women today have the same charges levelled against them. She calls for justice in healthcare, challenging the gender imbalance in science and questioning why female bodies åre still controlled by men. Rich with popular culture, literary references and media insights, In Defence of Witches is a vital addition to the cultural conversation around women, witches and the misogyny that has shaped the world they live in. With a foreword by Carmen Maria Machado and translated from French by Sophie R. Lewis.

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