Sunday, March 10, 2013

Witch Movies: Why I'm Not Mad

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It seems some members of the Pagan community is up in arms over the new movie Beautiful Creatures and others like it. They think that these movies spread misinformation about Witches and Wiccans.

I can understand why they'd think that. Anyone whose been apart of the Pagan community for a short time can tell you that there is a lot of misinformation out there. Every Pagan has gotten stupid comments about green noses, pointy hats and eating children.

However, I rather like these movies and similar TV shows. (Charmed was my favorite!). That's because I don't see them as a representation of me. They are just fantasy. Werewolf movies do not represent wolves any more than vampire movies represent pasty white people.

I've used a picture of Maleficent here as a perfect example of a "bad witch" I like. Growing up I certainly didn't think she represented any group of people. Even at 7 years old, I knew she was just an awesome bit of fantasy.

I suppose I give more credit to people to critically think. I hope they can come to the realization that no, real Witches and other types of Pagans can't turn anyone into a toad, nor do we try.

Are you angry with movies that represent Witches and Wiccans negatively?


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