Small Business Loans Help Village Women in Indian Protect Themselves…

Women living in Indian villages are banding together with the help of "microcredit" business loans of about 750 rupees ($18) to help prevent modern-day witch hunts that can prove fatal to their friends and neighbors. Allegations of witchcraft and sorcery often serve as smokescreens for personal vendettas in rural… » 9/04/12 10:25pm 9/04/12 10:25pm

"Too Brash, Too Forceful, Or Too Flirty": 2,000 Years Of Dangerous Women

Some scholars think that within in the half-century of active witch-hunting, as many as nine million people, mostly women, were executed, and countless more tortured. At the height of the craze, "witches" as young as seven were killed; in other cases they were forced to watch their mothers burned alive. The last… » 11/07/08 4:40pm 11/07/08 4:40pm