"PARRIS: I saw Tituba waving her arms over the fire when I came upon you; why were she doing that? And I heard a screeching and gibberish comin' from her mouth."
The Crucible, Act I.
Back in 1692, all it took to catch a witchcraft rap was to be spotted in the forest dancing around a fire with a Barbadian slave; that, and “reputable” men about town using it as a diversion to cover up their own dirt-dawgin’ ways.
Throughout history, bros have had a hard time watching powerful girls and women express their joy to its physical limits. Yet our lifetime provides ample evidence of girls and women powerfully pushing boundaries.
“I think, mostly, young girls demur when they do something great...They don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or apologize for their greatness. I feel that picture represents somebody who was in love with what they were doing and joyful at the outcome. We must as women and girls celebrate the good things that we do because if we can’t feel good about the good things we do, nobody else can.”
Back in ’99, they were so bewitched by her audacious display you’d a thought she hired the juju doctor to smear pig’s blood all over their locker rooms.
Then again, she had never taken a left-footed penalty shot in a game prior to the one she hit that historical day. Witchcraft!
HALE: You are God's instrument put in our hands to discover the Devil's agents among us. So speak utterly, Tituba, and God will protect you.
TITUBA: Oh, God, protect Tituba!