“The Witches Are Coming” is a book written by Lindy West, a prominent feminist writer and cultural critic. In this book, West explores various aspects of contemporary culture and politics, delving into topics such as misogyny, racism, internet trolls, and the rise of Donald Trump. Through her witty and insightful analysis, she examines how these issues intersect and impact society as a whole.
One of the central themes in “The Witches Are Coming” is the concept of witch hunts. West draws parallels between historical witch hunts and the modern-day phenomenon of public shaming and online harassment. She argues that society often targets marginalized groups, particularly women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community, with baseless accusations and attempts to silence their voices.
West also addresses the role of popular culture in perpetuating harmful stereotypes and reinforcing oppressive systems. She critiques media representations that objectify women or portray them as one-dimensional characters. Additionally, she discusses the impact of social media platforms on public discourse, highlighting how they can amplify hate speech and misinformation.
Throughout the book, West emphasizes the importance of speaking out against injustice and standing up for marginalized communities. She encourages readers to challenge societal norms and question power structures that perpetuate inequality. By doing so, she believes that positive change can be achieved.
“The Witches Are Coming” offers a thought-provoking analysis of contemporary issues through a feminist lens. Lindy West’s sharp wit and personal anecdotes make this book an engaging read that prompts readers to reflect on their own beliefs and actions.
This is a witch hunt. We are witches and we are hunting you.
From the moment powerful men began joining the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt . In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu television series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Strong. You already have one.
In an amusing and incisive cultural critique, West celebrates the world-changing magic of truth, urging listeners to reflect on the dark lies at the heart of American myths, while also unpacking the complex and sometimes tragic politics of non-existence. a white person in the 21st century. She followed the hidden (or not so hidden) propaganda and vilification of women in the media she and her peers read growing up, a series of distortions , the delusions, prejudices, and utter bullshit that allow mediocre white men to remain dead. American culture and politics—and that has brought us to this uncertain, disorienting moment in history.
West wrote, “We’re just a hair away from electing America’s first female president to our first black female president. We’re not done yet, but we’re getting there. And then, just like that.” form—like the Balrog’s whip catching Gandalf with his hand.” a little gray girl, like the husband in the Lifetime movie who hissed, ‘If I can’t have you then no one can’—white American voters pushed an incompetent, racist fraud race into the White House.”
We cannot understand how we got here—how the land of the free became Trump’s America—without examining the gulf between who we are and who we think we are , without reality-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us; There’s magic in it. Lindy West turned on the lights.
This book seemed lacking and heavy to me. I read an introduction and it made me feel uncomfortable. I agree with the points the author makes and I’m sure her method of delivery will work for many people, and I hope it does because I think she has an important book. important to write. But after skipping the introduction and reading a few chapters, I realized her relaxed and conversational tone is simply not my preferred writing style. That’s no disrespect to the author, I support her writing this type of work and I hope others will enjoy it more than I did.
The Witches Are Coming
- Narrated by: Lindy West
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