MARGARET THATCHER TRIED TO THROW THE MINISTER OF MAGIC OUT THE WINDOW.
SHE WASN’T CALLED THE IRON LADY FOR NOTHING.
I’m sure at least for 20 years we will continue to find minor details like this about Harry Potter series
Guys, you just made my day… I’m going to laugh for a whole week thanks
during the witch burning times, midwives were targeted because they were healers and they eased the pain of childbirth which was meant to be woman’s punishment for eating the apple in the garden of eden.
birth control and abortion were considered sinful for the same reason.
anti-choice sentiment started because people (men) wanted women to be punished, and these misogynistic ideas have carried on for hundreds of years.
what a sad reflection on our society.
Not that this isn’t true, because I have no sources that say it isn’t, and fuck misogyny, but:
I believe the reason midwives were targeted is because dudes thought witches killed (and sometimes ate) babies. The paranoia about witches can be partially explained by the society’s emphasis on reproduction and methods for coping with failures to do so — still born babies being one of those things.