Whether selling grimoires on Etsy, posting photos of their crystal-adorned altar on Instagram, or gathering to cast spells on Donald Trump, witches are everywhere. But who exactly were the forebears of these modern witches? Who was historically accused of witchcraft, often meeting violent ends? What types of women have been censored, eliminated, repressed, over the centuries?
Mona Chollet takes three archetypes from historic witch hunts, and examines how far women today have the same charges levelled against them: independent women; women who choose not to have children; and women who reject the idea that to age is a terrible thing. Finally, Chollet argues that by considering the lives of those who dared to live differently, we can learn more about the richness of roles available, just how many different things a woman can choose to be.
Showcasing thirty-five of the many women who have changed the world, spanning more than four centuries. Including Cleopatra, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, Wangari Maathai, Anna Politkovskaya and Malala Yousafzai. Bone china mug, height 9cm. Dishwasher safe.
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A pocket-sized tin of portable confidence from The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild. Contains approx 60 peppermints. Ingredients: sorbitol, natural peppermint oil, other natural and artificial flavours, magnesium stearate, acesulfame potassium.Tin measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5cm.
From secret agents, scientists and suffragettes, to politicians, presidents and paleontologists. This amazingly detailed design is a celebration of women who have made a significant impact on the world, from Ancient Egypt through to present day. A5 hardback journal.Approx 96 pages of 100gsm cream lined...