|The term "witch" never bothered me but then I'm not part of that group so can't really defend its usage, either as I'm not an affected minority, for lack of a better term.
You ARE an affected minority if you are a woman. The label "witch" has been used as a way to torture and kill women simply for being independent. All women are linked to the derogatory use of the word just as other disinranchised groups are affected by the slurs used against them. Particularly the ones that were used by groups who lynched, raped, beat babies against cacti, etc. My point is, it should
DaryLLL- you are silly! Being compared to a dog is one thing, just as is being compared to a bundle of sticks used to start a fire, but the deeper root of the word a slur is what is important. You canine, you!
: And, btw, my best friend was a female dog, so if you feel a kindredship, you're not alone. I kept her with me during labor to remind me how much I am like her and therefore how capable I am to birth wildly.