Small Business Loans Help Village Women in Indian Protect Themselves Against Horrible Modern Witch Hunts

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 10:25pm9/04/12 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 4:40pm11/07/08 4:40pm