Lucy H. Pearce’s book, Burning Woman gets a mention on a new CNN.com article: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/31/opinions/halloween-witches-were-women-fighting-power-kerr/index.html?no-st=1541069559
In recently published books like “Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.” and “Burning Woman,” the authors argue that the effects of the witch hunts are still being felt today. Men still occupy most positions of power. Women are still called names for expressing their sexuality and “crazy” when they get emotional or practice magic. But this gaslighting, the authors argue, has to stop. In “Burning Woman,” author Lucy H. Pearce opens by extolling the virtues of dancing naked around a bonfire.
The very things women were persecuted for during the witch burning times are the things that make them strong today, the authors argue: from the way they bring together sexuality and creativity to their natural fluctuations (emotional and physical) with the cycles of the moon and the seasons.