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In Pagan times, there were “wise women” who lived quietly and happily alone, and who were very much revered and respected by the community. They often acted as midwives and undertakers, and they grew herbs that were used for medicinal purposes. Quite often, they kept a cat for company and to keep down the vermin, and quite often they kept a goat for its milk. When the Christians came along, these women were among the first that were singled out to strike fear in the hearts of the people that they were determined to convert. They said that the cat… Read more »

Superior Intellect
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Men can’t be witches they only can be wizards

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Well, for one thing, a man is never called a witch, but a warlock or sorcerer. They had plenty of men burned in the medieval times, accused of sorcery. Not so much in the Salem times, as most of the accusers were men. And if a woman accused a man, she would be tried for witchcraft, not the man. Woman had no voice in those days.

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Actually, witch hunts still exist in parts of Southeast Asia. They just drowned and burned some women this past January.

Women are accused more often because of sexism and lack of education.