The Burning Times - European Witch Trials - Its Social Effects On Women

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The Burning Times The Burning Times tape that we viewed in class made me aware of things I had no previous knowledge of. Before organized religion took root and spread like a fungus throughout Europe, women had a high status in much of that continent, in areas of healing, midwifing, perception, and wisdom. The pagan (I hate that label the Romans gave country folk) culture was much more open and tolerant to what women had …

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…of their labor. The damage caused by men using women as scapegoats has been extensive. Women have lost an enormous amount of stature and respect. I don't know how long it will take to get it back; it took hundreds of years for men to completely trample them underfoot, and I hope it won't take that long for women to take their correct place in society, shoulder to shoulder with the men in their lives.