Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Women have been frequently persecuted for their success. Nowadays, it takes the form of harassment and aspersions. But in the not too distant past, it took the form of witch trials. In Salem, MA, women who were members of the growing, more-prosperous merchant class were more likely to be targets of witch accusations.
In Virginia, persecution of women following a similar pattern. Virginia recently officially pardoned a witch who was convicted 300 years ago. She, too, was persecuted by jealous neighbors.
(hmm... Maybe that's the problem folks have with Hillary?)