Forensic science envisages face of woman persecuted as witch 313 years ago


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#2

She has got a wart.


#3

She looks like a woman-of-a-certain-age from knitting or quilting circle. You know the type- has like, three cats and bakes her own sourdough. Really likes Christmas.


#4

She probably taught baking at Hogwarts.


#5

Did they… Did they burn her anyway?


#6

Me: “She turned me into a newt!”

Also me: She probably just knew how to use vitex and viburnum to help her friends.


#7

She does have that diabolical look. Did she smell of sulfur?


#8

“She’s a witch! Burn her! Burn her!”


#9

Humor doesn’t work for me on this. I usually like witch jokes, dark humor, subversive shit. But her eyes remind me of…me. The systematic torture and murder of thousands- THOUSANDS - of people…for no reason…do we ever fucking LEARN ahhh humans. This was an earlier version of the Holocaust and as shameful and worthy of bowed heads and respect for the dead.


#10

p.s. Happy Halloween, Lilias. Next time I dance naked it’s for you.


#11

I imagine witches to have been clever, intelligent women who were looking for ways to subvert or quit a patriarchal society, and were subjected to its most convenient tool, violence, so the patriarchy could maintain control.


#12

do we ever fucking LEARN

The answer is no.

Your friend,

Captain Obvious


#13

Nana, I miss you.


#14

Wait a minute… that’s my landlady! She lives in that rickety house right across the street! See? Right over th…

…where did it go?


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