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No one owns the word “witch.” (Or, how to engage more effectively with people you disagree with.)

The old argument over who gets to call themselves a witch reared it’s ugly head in a Facebook group the other day. I admit to being a little grumpy as the conversation went forward, because one guy decided to straw-man my position and told meI needed to be “re-educated,” all the while proclaiming loudly and prolifically – to everyone in the thread – that witches should not do public rituals because it makes everyone who identifies as a witch look bad. I’ve said before that no one owns the word “witch.”  Anyone can call themselves a witch, and your experience […]