Feminist Approach


Feminist Historians

- Mary Daly

- Barbara Ehrenreich

- Deirdre English

- Anne Barstow

- Katherine Hodgkins (and Psychohistory)

- Silvia Federici (and Marxism)

- Lyndal Roper (and Psychohistory)


- opened up "a major historiograpgical tradition in the study of witchcraft" (Thomas Fudge)

- shows female experiences specifically 

- places women into history

- "provides a valuable cutting-edge perspective" (Thomas Fudge)

- shows the rejection of patriarchy and social norms

- casts light on the male created ideals of women(hood) and their roles

- useful to answer historians' questions about women,


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