What Sabrina gets wrong about the occult

Witches are ruled by, in fear of, and in near constant hiding from a number of male “rulers” in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. There’s Father Blackwood, a high priest of the Church of Night who attempts to use Sabrina, and any other woman he comes into contact with, as pawns to further his evil ambitions. There’s Lucifer (AKA, Dark Lord) who, well, you know what he’s all about. And there’s Caliban, introduced in season three, the Prince of Hell, who is in direct competition with Sabrina over hell’s supreme leadership. It’s stressful to watch these powerful women be tormented by evil machismo, but thankfully, that’s not a concern of theirs in real life. For modern day witches, they’re the baddest bitches in town, and would never take a knee for a man. 

A 2017 Guardian article asked, “Are witches the ultimate feminists?” It reports that in the book Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, author Kristin J Sollee states witches “embody the potential for self-directed feminine power, and sexual and intellectual freedom.” She goes on to drive the point home saying, “It’s no coincidence that the reclamation of the witch as a symbol of female power and persecution started with the suffragettes, and later saw a renaissance in the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s.”

Plus, witches essentially worship, and are therefore governed by, nature. Not men. 

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