witches stereotyped....

@wiccan (347)
Australia
October 30, 2006 8:57pm CST
Why are witches portrayed as ugly old hags with warty noses? That's not what I see when I look in the mirror!
6 responses
@magikrose (5432)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Think about it in The Wizzard of Oz the evil witch is green with a long nose and a wart on her nose. I dont see that when I look in the mirror ither I just see me as I am. It is the stupid wqriters of movies and television that make us out to be evil when all we want is peace. It makes me sick.
@wiccan (347)
• Australia
2 Nov 06
You are so right, will we ever get past the BURNING TIMES ?
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Because of a combination of superstions, 'rational' people telling everyone witches don't exist, storybooks, movies, and what the church did waaaay back in the day lol. It's silly,but it's just one more minor annoyance we'll have to live with I suppose. I've met several exceptionally pretty witches, and though I'll never call myself beautiful, I'm not exactly ugly either. Everyone different. I'm sure there are a few Crones who fit the stereotype, but they're rather cute in their way..so *shrugs*
@tamra2 (259)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Let us not forget the 3 faces of the Goddess. Maiden, Mother, Crone. Is the crone any less beautiful than the maiden? Of course not. She has her own beauty. Everything has it's own beauty, you just have to see it. As for how the Witch is portrayed in media (movies, storybooks), the trend lately seems to be the "hot and sexy" witch. Anyone ever watched the tv show "Charmed"?
@Tatsuya (1149)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Merry Meet. We will probably never get past how movies show witches. Unfortunately, we are doomed to be "hags". Blessed be.
@maddog108 (3440)
• Australia
31 Oct 06
oh no a witch burn her burn her lol its all about the movies there made to look that way
• United States
31 Oct 06
They are protrayed this way because of movies mainly. I honestly don't know much about witches, I know there is good and bad. I know nothing about their practices or beliefs. But as for your question, movies is the culprit or at least for the most part.