Witches, Sluts, Feminists - Kristen J. Sollee
Berkeley, CA: ThreeL Media, 2017. Paperback, 176 pages. New. Kristen J. Solle's
Witches, Sluts, Feminists is a fiery history of American Witches and their intersections with radical politics and sexual liberation. Juxtaposing scholarly research on the age-old demonization of women and female sexuality with pop cultural analysis and interviews with contemporary activists, artists and scholars,Solle demonstrates that what unites the
Witches, Sluts, Feminists of her provocative title is that they embody a potential for self-directed female power and freedom which has drawn the ire and fear of conservative and hegemonic powers. She shows how the label 'witch' is still alive in American political discourse, and brings together features of contemporary American life as diverse as mass community hexing to queer configurations of pornography and attempts by corporations to capitalize on the revival of witchcraft. Short, punchy, and irreverent
Witches, Sluts, Feminists is a unique approach to the contemporary representations and myriad manifestations of the Witch and her increasing significance in the world today. Recommended for anyone who resonates with the power of the witch to bring about change, to challenge orthodoxy, and to resist oppression.