Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ladies Hide Your Broomsticks

A woman, accused of being a witch, was tortured and burned by a mob of people in her town in Papau New Guinea. She was accused of witchcraft by the family of a 6-year-old who recently died. Town authorities didn't condone what happened to this 20 year-old alleged witchy woman and are investigating it as a crime, but law officials did say they felt that courts should "be established to deal with sorcery allegations, as an alternative to villagers dispensing justice."
So we're back to this violence against women? Literal witch hunts against women? Complete with witch trials? Yikes.
Well, if you are a single woman, who lives with a cat, and knows how to swim, you better hope you can recite prayers before a court because apparently an angry mob of villagers is coming for you. I'm in trouble.

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