Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive

Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive

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  • Title: Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive
  • Author: Kristen J. Sollee
  • ISBN: 9780996485289
  • Page: 223
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the eaWitch, 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 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 enriches our contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and .Kristen J Sollee is instructor at The New School and founding editrix of Slutist, an award winning sex positive feminist website.

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    I loved this book so much. It's worth your time. I love its intersection of serious analysis and immediate commentary on contemporary politics and issues and events with interviews with some of the coolest & most badass people around. Like Jex Blackmore. I fucking loved this book.And one thing that really meant a lot to me, there are a lot of just and accurate criticisms of the consumerification of the occult, but the author points out one advantage this has, is for rural & small town yo [...]

    Like with all essay collections, some are better than others. Overall an interesting book but I'd borrow, not buy.

    I'm currently working on my research proposal for an MA, focusing on the witch trials from a feminist perspective. This is a great book to start with, whether you're an academic or simply interested in the subject. This isn't strictly academic, although it has a vast bibliography, and mentions a variety of credible sources. It also offers a feminist perspective on so many aspects of what being a witch might entail, from the goddess worshippers BC, to the early modern witch trials, to the modern [...]

    I think Solee does an amazing job of laying out the histories and practices of witchcraft, and how these histories affect contemporary witchcraft in a consumerist and digital age. From Salem to the "Wicked Witch of the Left" and plenty in between, the book gives well-researched insight to how witchcraft is feared and beloved by different people. Solee's book is accessible to readers, while trying to achieve a goal: sparking readers' own witchy curiosities, and finding out what kinds of witchcraf [...]

    Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen J. Sollee is an eye-opening overview of the similarities and relatedness of the terms and their histories. Much of the material is not so much new as it is juxtaposed with parallel situations that illustrate the links between events of the distant past, the recent past and, sadly, the present.Sollee manages to present her views very well while also giving space to different and counter views. Like any area where our multiple identi [...]

    I wanted to like this book! I love the premise. She's drawing analogies between witches, sluts and feminists using cultural discourse and history. It's just that the ideas don't hang together well and it just seems thrown together. It reads like a blog.which makes sense since the author is the blogger who does Slutist. She just needs an editor badly. There are silly cliches and dangling participles on every page. I stopped noticing after a while. An example--"To explore the interaction between w [...]

    I am going to keep this review short and simple. This is an easy to read, interesting and enjoyable book. It won't take you long to read this. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it could have gone into a little more depth in some parts, but the fact that it didn't, probably made it more accessible for more people to read. I recommend it to anyone interested in the whole women, feminism and witches (and the historical persecution of witches) connection and why slut shaming and se [...]

    You know that question “if you could give someone any one book that explains what you’re about, what would it be?”? Well, this is that book for me. I absolutely loved it. I’ve actually read it twice since I got it, because I read it so quickly the first time and I’m genuinely surprised I didn’t write this.Kristen J. Solée sucinctly blends together all the things modern witches are talking about – racism and different systems of magickal practice, the history of witchcraft, witchcr [...]

    Witches Sluts Feminists is a slender volume. It positions itself as a primer on the connections between the three subjects in the title and in this respect it is very successful. It looks at the subjects in fresh ways, with quotes from different women, and strengthens the connections between each of the tropes and an overarching fear of female power and autonomy.The book is intersectional, white cis feminism this is not, and I would say that is its main strength. It considers, admittedly at a su [...]

    This book is 150 pages and it took me a week to read. Not because I didn't like it but since it deals with several very current feminist issues that I feel passionately about, I had to keep putting it down. And you know, going through some shit over here on top of that soBut now that I'm done, I'm so interested in learning everything there is to know about modern witchery. I read the entirety of The Witches Salem 1692 in July and this book really delves into the present puritan sexism that exist [...]

    Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive is thought-provoking and relevant exploration of gender issues that have plugged our society for centuries and still continue to do so. We learn history of feminism from the early witch trials to present day. I found the parallels between witches and feminists very interesting. All strong women who didn't/don't fit with the patriarchal view of femininity and were/are persecuted for challenging the patriarchy. In the past these women were call [...]

    This book is a fantastic look into three topics that I am passionate about: witchcraft, sex, and feminism. Well-researched and although the book contains a lot of the information I already was familiar with there is great thought-provoking analysis that ties it all together.

    ‘As we undress the legacy of the witch to reveal her potent history, we may in the process uncover something marrow-deep within ourselves.’I’ve never thought about the legend of the witch and its connection to sex positivity until I picked this up on a whim from my library. I realized it was written by the creator of one of my fave blogs (Slutist) & immediately started reading.And I learned so fucking much.About womanhood, the nasty legacy of misogyny, & of layers within myself.Thi [...]

    Simplistic and scattershot with a US centric approach- reading like a series of magazine articles. Perhaps good for younger Witches new to the path. It will not turn you on to anything new that you have not been exposed to 100 times already, and in that sense it’s already dated a year after publication. I didn’t know about the Ghanaian musician Azizza and her inclusion was a breath of fresh air- I was hoping for more of that, and instead got an analysis of the show Betwitched and the chain s [...]

    Another quick read, but I really enjoyed it. This is written for an in-group. I'd like to see the ideas in this better fleshed out. Was it worth the read? Would I recommend? Absolutely. If nothing else for such gems as 'The Latin term for Satanic analingus is 'osculum infame.' In short, this felt like bitching about the patriarchy over drinks with an old friend.

    Interesting ReadThis was a great quick read about history of witches and their persecution. The author does a good job of relating this to modern times and citing the oppression women still face. We have a long way to go.

    Excellent read. Pulling together cultural studies feminism and witchery. Really enjoyed this. And it finished with epigenetics which I find fascinating. We are the daughters of the witches you couldn’t burn.

    Great read if you are feminist and interested in witches.Compares witch hunts with recent US elections and compares witch-slut relationship.Bit US-centric.

    Is super interesting! the analysis is well done and it offers various interviews and a complete bibliography. I personally recommend it!

    Some of the essays were engaging. Others fell flat for me. Essays is almost too academic for this book. It felt more like a researched blog. Cutesy. Fun. Some heavier content presented in a tongue and cheek manor. I liked the pop culture element it had when looking at it. The primary focus was on witches and sluts and how feminism is applied now with these concepts in mind. Library read. I won’t buy it. Though I might check it out again. There were a ton of books referenced that I’d had the [...]

    "History-Lite" - Many little chapters on different facets of the oppression of women via accusations of witchery and the modern equivalent of slut-shaming.In book club we debated that being accused of witchcraft (which could cover a range of phenomenon or behaviors or words) is not similar to being accused of sluttiness (sleeping w/ many people) but I argued that it was - at times both accusations carried the power to destroy your life, and you could be accused of either regardless if actually p [...]

    I really enjoyed this book. It's definitely (as it describes itself) a 'primer' and moved quickly through a lot of topics; there's a few things I wish it had spent more time on but the book gives you plenty of cited texts to continue to explore.

    Inspiring and very digestible history of feminism and strong powerful women that have been persecuted since the start of the patriarchy. Highly recommended!

    I truly feel like there should be half ratings, I want to give it a 3.5, but I enjoyed it too much to downgrade a rating to a 3.This book goes through some history of being a witch and the hunts associated with it/what were considered defining characteristics, it goes through being a slut, and ends up with feminism, making it a point to still tie the first two categories in.As I read the book, I felt myself identifying with my inner witch; growing up, I was obsessed with being a witch. I used to [...]

    The parts that were more scientifically researched or historically backed were very interesting. But other chapter were interviews with "witches" and the occult with out comment on its real impact on feminism or why women decided to be witches, or feel the need. The author seemed largely on the sides of the witches rather than an observer. The flow of chapter to chapter were more like articles just put in a book, at times. Although it was an interesting book with interesting topics. It largely d [...]

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