At 11/9/12 08:54 AM, Shaun wrote:
Serious question, were people that were persecuted as witches really just lesbians?
Fun fact: through out your life, your chin and nose never stop growing, which is why the concept of a wise old witch has lended to present day imagery the typical long nosed spooky Halloween witch we all know and love.
So the correlation between witches and old women is that of wisdom, and in the dark ages whenever someone knew something and no one else could figure out how, they called it witchcraft and burned them, where as I'd argue all they were just wise old ladies.
Remember that living past 40 in those days was a rare occurrence, so a 70~ year old woman would seem a bit suspicious to the local townsfolk despite the 'witch' clearly just being a woman who was smart enough not to die yet.
Also, look at this retarded shit: