Posts tagged "witchcraft"

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually these “witches” are killed during mob violence, pretty much for no other reason than superstition being used to justify violence against women. [Washington Post]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2014

Witches, Mind How High You Fly Your Broomstick In Swaziland

A new statute in Swaziland, a country where albino children are sacrificed for use in magic potions, forbids witches from flying their broomsticks higher than 500 feet in the air.

“A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [500 foot] limit,” said the director of the Civil Aviation Authority. No word…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 14, 2013

What You Need To Know About Penis Snatching

I read the Malleus Maleficarum in college in my Performativity of Witchcraft course. Yes, that course really existed at NYU, and it was fascinating. It was commonplace in Europe in the 15th and 16th century to blame witches for many things, including stealing male genitalia and hiding them in birds’ nests. I read this a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 15, 2013

Wait, Witches’ “Broomsticks” Were Actually Dildos?

According to this random piece of unidentified text I found on the interweb (which therefore must be 100 percent factual), medieval witches inserted magic potions or “flying ointment” into their vaginas with a special dildo or “broomstick.” Well, that explains the whole flying thing. They were basically getting high and pleasuring themselves. Hey, why not?

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 13, 2011

New Cure For Infertility: Witchcraft!

With all of the modern technology available to help couples conceive, some people are going back to the dark ages to treat infertility. There is a piece in the Daily Mail about how a UK couple swears that a “white witch” helped them conceive their two children. Claire and Stephen Anderson were told they had…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 25, 2011

Quickies: Charlie Sheen Pisses Off A Coven Of Warlocks & Hear Kim Kardashian’s Single

Sadly-slash-hilariously, Charlie Sheen has offended a coven of real-life warlocks with his bizarro comments. Also, he allegedly sent an anti-Semitic text to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller last week in which he denigratingly referred to a colleague as a “stoopid Jew.” [TMZ, TMZ]
Serena Williams recently suffered a pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the lungs.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Today In Terribleness: Albino Girl Sacrificed For Magic Potion In Africa

In Swaziland, a tiny country in Southern Africa, an 11-year-old albino girl, Banele Nxumalo, was shot, beheaded, and sent down the river all in the name of witchcraft last week.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 24, 2010

Put Him Under Your Sexy Spell

It’s hard to cast a spell over a man. Some take the bait when you’re just in a pair of jeans, but others wouldn’t even notice you if you sat on their face. While, we here at The Frisky don’t advise the latter or voodoo as a solution to getting any man’s attention, we did…

By: Simcha / May 14, 2008