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Let's talk about Season of the Witch for a moment, shall we? Now,… 
12th-Dec-2009 12:48 am
mus | like a bird in a cage
Let's talk about Season of the Witch for a moment, shall we?

Now, I like sci-fi/fantasy. I like history. I especially like historical fantasy. What I do NOT like is when people take historical events which were caused by misogyny on a massive scale and make a movie that's essentially saying "No they were right, women are EVIL, and they have to be destroyed!"

It's the same problem I have with all "real historical witches" stories- these women were victims of a gender-based genocide, and now they're casting the fears of sexist men as being in the right, and these women as being evil. They even use a textbook case of natural phenomenon ("she's summmoned wolves!-" what, like wolves are incapable of attacking travellers of their own volition?) being used as evidence against someone who did nothing wrong.

I'm so fucking sick of this. Stop trying to take real victims of very real misogyny, who were VERY REALLY MURDERED and trying to claim that they got what they deserved. Mark me down as someone who isn't going to see this- they've made it clear that they don't want my money anyway.
12th-Dec-2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, God, and Nicky Cage is playing a Crusader, too. CRUSADERS DID NOT HAVE ANY KIND OF MORAL AUTHORITY, HOLLYWOOD, JFC.

This is gonna be Wicker Man in period costumes, I can see it now.
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13th-Dec-2009 04:23 am (UTC)
The last Crusade ended in 1291, and witch-hunting was outlawed by Papal decree until 1320. So it's inaccurate AND misogynist.
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12th-Dec-2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I so thought you were talking about the day planner by the same name.
Yeah, that is anoying.
13th-Dec-2009 11:26 am (UTC)
Oh, Christ, who in their right mind thought this would be a good idea?? This is just... there are no words!
13th-Dec-2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
It has Nicholas Cage in it, too, so you know it's just going to rawk. *sarcasm*

I'm sure she uses her ev1l s3x powerz at some point in the film, too.
14th-Dec-2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Of course she does! We all know that any woman who embraces her sexuality is eeeevil, so of course it's natural for evil women to use their sexuality against poor helpless men!

(Again, this mindset is ripped STRAIGHT from the witch hunters themselves. Like the story about the woman who stole mens' penises, or the woman who flew in through a [married] man's window and raped him, or the numerous stories about women having sex with the Devil. It's really depressing to see how little we've progressed in the last six hundred years.)
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