The Quotebook: Malleus Maleficarum

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Well, ain’t that just the gosh dern truth?

I bought a copy of this book a few years ago because I feel it’s important to remember that shit like this did exist. The world has been taught that a self-possessed, sexual woman is a dangerous thing. Turns out, they’re right. ­čÖé

Don’t know what the┬áMalleus Maleficarum┬áis? It’s a┬ámanual for identifying, persecuting, and punishing people thought to be witches, mostly women of course. More history and the complete text are available here.

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