The Witch Hunts were done to elicit fear and terror and to accept capitalism without resistance. The book talks about expropriation to women’s unpaid labor and reproduction. According to a review: “This book is her project to express an understanding of women’s position in our society and the effects of globalisation and imperialism”
Federici uses history to prove her point. The witches’ point of view has been commonly neglected in the rendering of history. There was so much violence against women in this situation. If a woman would make money by farming and living alone, she was considered a witch and witches were executed by burning on stakes. Here, religion had also been used by the imperialist to further its goal of eradicating resistance from the poor peasants. Moreover, bell hooks’ Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics is a book where feminism is made easier for everybody to understand. Some key points I gleaned from it are: there can be male feminists and that women can be sexists. This means feminism is not extremely anti-male and not synonymous to lesbianism. It plainly aims at ending sexist oppression.
She cites some good effects of the feminist movement in the chapter "Beauty Within and Without." The benefits she mentioned are freedom from restrictions, concept of what is beautiful, dressing for comfort and ease (shoes included), and medical attention. According to her: "before women's liberation all females young and old were socialized by sexist thinking to believe