The Salem witch trials were hardly the first or the only ones. Somewhere between 40,000 and 60,000 people, overwhelmingly women, were executed as witches in Europe over three centuries.

There is nothing factually incorrect about what she said. Your quibbling is yet another attempt to shut down the voice of an inconvenient woman. The fact that sometimes men are also falsely accused of things also doesn’t change this dynamic in any way.

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