witches

Binding Harm: Generations of Witches Intertwine Rituals and Activism

To be a witch is to have and to exercise agency on behalf of all.

Dicks in a Box: The Enduring Fear of Penis-Snatching Witches

Castration anxiety is the unidentified main character in fantastical stories about penis-stealing witches. Read more »

30 Years Later, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” Is Still Inspiring Young Feminists

Kiki’s Delivery Service offers a safe space that makes you feel connected to others, but most importantly a community of powerful women. Read more »

What 17th Century Witch Burnings Teach Us About Evangelical Extremism

The descendants of those brought up amid the height of the witch-burning craze who became among the first to colonize settlements like Salem, Massachusetts, continuing the misogynistic and prejudiced witch trials in the United States. Read more »

Practical Magic: “HausMagick” Will Help You Cast a Spell on Your Home

Erica Feldmann’s first book, Hausmagick, is a compilation of spells, personal vignettes, and other ways to “transform your home with witchcraft.” Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: What “On the Basis of Sex” Gets Wrong

Dorothy Kenyon was a crucial source of inspiration for Ginsburg—just not in the way the film depicts. Read more »

Break the Spell: Witchcraft Is Capitalism’s New Trick

While many critiques of the Pinrose Witch Kit are valid and well-argued, most fail to address the bigger issue: Witchcraft and New Age spirituality have long been a site of cultural theft. Read more »

“Practical Magic” Travels Through the Realm of Outsiders

“Practical Magic” withstands the test of time and reinvigorates interest in witchy feminist spirituality. Read more »

Untethered Women: Witches Are Celebrating the Resiliency of Spring

Why do modern witches celebrate a holiday that was initially associated with Christianity? Read more »

Bitch in a Box: 10 Gifts For Every Witch

These gifts will bring out a little magic in anyone. Read more »

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