> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 00:08:31 -0300
> From: Neil Alasdair McEwan <[log in to unmask]>
> On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, Danielle Ni/ Dhighe wrote:
> > At 12:26 PM 4/17/97 -0300, Neil Alasdair McEwan wrote:
> > > Sorry, I don't understand... the Inquisition was about persecuting
> > >the Jews, heretics and unbelievers primarily, wasn't it?
> > An amazingly high percentage of those killed by the Inquisition were women.
> > Not surprising considering the Church's attitude toward women at that time.
> Unless this amazingly high percentage was much larger than the high
> percentage of the *general public* who are women (51%), this might not be
> as significant as you think.
Well, it was much larger. About 80-90% (varying in different parts of
Europe and other parts of the world) of the victims in the witchhunts
were females, and those witchhunts were at least strongly influenced
by the Inquisition. As such, this is significant, I'd say.
RAY (Raimund Karl,University of Vienna,Dep.of Prehistory)
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