Jesus fucking christ terry pratchet got witchcraft like no-one else.
VAW, sui, the work of prison abolition
It opens with tiffany getting to a man who's just beaten his pregant daughter into a misscarridge and the mob is coming and she sits there and....decides. And tells him to run. And cools the mob. and heals the daughter. burys the child. stops the man from suicide. helps the wife recover and grow.
(and the thread runs through the book)
@drcable I wonder if that's partly because he started off working in PR?
@ghost_bird like, I think that helped with the general "understanding and communicating" but his specific understanding of the role of witches in society is so perfect, I suspect he spent a lot of time with pre-enclosures feminist history books?
@drcable More likely English folklore than feminist history, I think, given his interests. But it's the same sources behind both, so...
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