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Term: Feminist Witches

A movement that began in the 1970s primarily by women who only acknowledge a Goddess and not a God. There are only a few basic strains, and in some cases they are an outgrowth of a political focus rather than a spiritual focus. Many feminist or Dianic Witchcraft covens only allow women as members. Some groups, who may be considered extreme in their politics and/or sociology, eschew the terms “woman” and “women” because these words include “man” and “men,” preferring to use alternate spellings such as “wimmin” or “womyn,” etc.