Today in Human History,
we’re going to talk about… Witch Hunts!
Is this gonna be funny?
Witches were humans thought to have evil powers,
wear pointy hats and fly around on cleaning supplies.
A witch hunt was a needlesslyviolent persecution of these people.
And who was considered a witch?
老女人 穷女人 残疾女人 几乎所有女人
Elderly women, poor women, disabled women, hashtag all women…
Were any men targeted?
Because they were mistsaken for women.
How could they tell if people were witches?
Usually, the accused would have a birthmark –
commonly referred to as a vagina.
So what happened when a witch was caught?
Any woman accused of being a witch
would be put to a test.
The town’s people would tie her up,
and throw her body into a lake!
If she drowned, she was innocent.
If she floated, she was guilty.
So, innocent women would be killed
but witches would survive
and then also be killed?
Most people think
that the guilty women were burned at the stake
but that’s a myth.
They were also hanged, drowned,
被流放 被折磨 甚至被斩首
exiled, tortured, and beheaded.
Ugh! Come on!
Why would people do that to women?
格林 不是人们 而是男人
Ah – not people, Green. Men.
Horrible, horrible men.
Were these men ever punished?
Yes, they were!
In the twenty-first century,
human men were also put through
what they like to call a “witch hunt.”
Were they also persecuted for their gender?
Oh no. They were caught harassing and assulting women.
Were they hunted down and killed too?
No, but the public found out,
and took away their films and TV shows.
Well, my dad says
that this twenty-first century witch hunt
was really just a recognition
that people in power couldn’t get away
with treating the disenfranchised as lesser
and that the loss of a few former heroes was worth it
considering all the heroines we never got the chance to meet.
好的 布鲁 我很不想说我同意你爸爸的观点
Well Blue, I hate to agree with your dad.
那么 好吧 我们继续！
So, yeah, moving on!