The Bad Witch Bitches Back (or “The Bad Witch Bitch Is Back” – I’ve Heard it Both Ways)

OK, this is funny (but sad because it’s true) and I have to share. And, be forewarned, it’s personal, so I will use my alternate vocabulary (a.k.a. potty-mouth) and my South-Side accent. Here’s the deal: I got a half-assed calling out for having referred to Kitchen Witchery as “domestic” in Q&A With TBW. No worries, friends, it was passive-aggressive, poorly-worded, strangely punctuated, and displayed a complete misunderstanding of the point at hand which serves only to reflect a cursory or surface reading of the text and/or a complete misunderstanding of Craftswomanship.

My question becomes, “Who the fuck is ignorant enough to think that domesticity is menial? Or that to call something ‘domestic’ is derisive?” Domestic work, while completely undervalued by the mainstream culture of our capitalist patriarchy, is where magic is found, boys and girls.

HOME is where babies are made, suckled, and raised; HOME is where values are formed, reformed, and reformed again; HOME is where olfactory memories are slap-you-upside-the-head-in-the-middle-of-a-Monday rooted; HOME is where intimacy reigns supreme; Home is where love is (almost always) guaranteed; HOME is where we are safe (typically); HOME is where music lives its whole life on a porch swing (even slap in the middle of Chicago’s ghetto); and HOME is where we all want to go even when we don’t even feel like moving. (And now, I miss my Mommy.)

Ask any Kitchen Witch worth her salt, any Hedgewitch, Green Witch, Midwife, Hearthwitch or Cottage Witch with any understanding of her craft at all and she will tell you, “Hell yeah, Witchcraft is domestic,” or should I say good or effective and honest Witchcraft is domestic (unlike that other shite that puts on airs), “because home is fucking everything!”

Only someone with an ego based in acquiring acceptance from said capitalistic patriarchy would demean what women do by calling my comment an insult. To that, I say, “Fuck that noise.” If your Magick ain’t from a soul that grew up in a home instead of a “house”, no wonder nothing seems to work for you. And no wonder you think I’m the bad Witch.

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4 comments on “The Bad Witch Bitches Back (or “The Bad Witch Bitch Is Back” – I’ve Heard it Both Ways)

  1. I proudly call myself a “Domestic Witch” because the term “Kitchen Witch” just doesn’t cover what I do. There’s no shame to be had in being domestically magickal.

    Thanks for posting this :O)

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