Everyone at this point already knows feminism and witchcraft go hand in hand. Now with the rise of feminism, witchcraft has shown its ugly face once again. Although this time, it’s coming back strong.
According to Laurie Penny at The Baffler, since President Trump has taken office, witches have been performing a variety of spells and hexes in an attempt to “bind” the president from doing things such as defunding Planned Parenthood or protecting religious freedoms.
Today, witchcraft is back in vogue, a heady brew of nineties nostalgia, goth revivalism and plain, arcane fun sloshing around social media. Days after Donald Trump won the U.S. election, videos of women “hexing” Trump went viral around the world, encouraging budding magical practitioners to burn images of the president-elect to bring his works to ruin.