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Feminist Witchcraft

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Some argue that all feminists are witches by default and mean it as a compliment. Cristen and Caroline explore the not-so-spooky relationship between feminism, witchcraft and modern-day Wicca.

Episode Sources:

"The Scholars and the Goddess"

"The Works of Margaret Murray"

"'Wicked' history: Historian traces musical's theme to Central New York suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage"

"W.I.T.C.H. - The Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell"

"Is the Goddess Movement the new women's lib?"

Academic Insights:

"Introducing Thealogy: Discourse on the Goddess." Melissa Raphael. A&C Black. Dec. 31, 1998.

"The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition." Starhawk. Harper Collins. 1999.

"The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology." Kathleen L. Sheppard. Lexington Books. 2013.

"Matilda Joslyn Gage: A Nineteenth-Century Women's Rights Historian Looks at Witchcraft." Mary E. Corey. OAH Magazine of History. Vol. 17, No. 4. Pages 51-53. July 2003.

"Wicca, Witchcraft and the Goddess Revival: An Examination of the Growth of Wicca in Post-war America." Caroline Ball.

"Witchcraft and Women: A Historiography of Witchcraft as Gender History." Kayla Theresa Natrella.

"Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses and Witches." Miriam Wallraven. Routledge. June 5, 2015.

"Introduction to Pagan Studies." Barbara Jane Davy. Rowman Altamira. 2007.

"The New Victorians: A Young Woman's Challenge to Old Feminist Order." Rene Denfeld. Grand Central Publishing. Sept. 26, 2009.

Topics in this Podcast: history, feminism, witchcraft, witches, religion

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