Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive

Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive

by Kristen J. Sollee


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Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of “witch feminism” through art, film, music, fashion, literature, technology, religion, pop culture, and politics. Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book addresses and illuminates contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more. Author Kristen J. Sollee elucidates the ways in which women have been persecuted for their perceived connection with witchcraft, and how they have fought back, harnessing the legacy of the witch for revolutionary means.

Kristen J. Sollee is an instructor at The New School and founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996485272
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 77,746
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kristen J. Sollee teaches undergraduate gender studies courses at The New School and is the founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website. Her popular Legacy of the Witch charity festival in Brooklyn honors the witch as an icon of female power and persecution through music, art and burlesque.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. What Is A Witch?
3. Witch Quiz/Witch Lexicon
4. Witch Slut Are You? The Medieval To The Modern
5. Art Witch
6. The Midwife
7. Political Witch
8. Tricks of the Tongue: Language As Spell
9. #SolidarityIsForWhiteWitches
10. Salem’s Legacy
11. Sex Witch: Broomsticks To Chakrubs
12. The Spell of Seduction: Sex Work & The Sacred Whore
13. Queer Witch
14. Undressing The Witch: Fashion & Film
15. Selling Out The Witch
16. The Feminine Mystic: Pagan Practitioners
17. Tech Witch: The Digital Mystical
18. Conclusion

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