Progressive, opinionated women, often fighting for their rights are attributed special powers, labelled as witches and burned on the stake, stoned to death or drowned in the water. Times have gone by, but this ages old practice is as alive as ever. We still suppress, label, bring down and “stone” such women…only now we call them “bitches”. Bringing to light the harsh reality, photographer Victoria Krundysheva shared heart rending pictures under her project titled 'The Witch Hunt'. "Have you ever been called a bitch? I have. When standing up for myself, straightforward and unafraid. When making my way and being boss. When being my own person and living by my own rules. A lot of women face double standards when it comes to assertive behaviour and independence. Those qualities men are rewarded for, women are frowned upon for. It’s time to call out all those who call you “βitch” for not following their idea of what a woman is, for being strong, outspoken, ambitious and independent," she writes.
Witches are often free minded and free spirited – these are the most dangerous kinds – they can’t be tamed and need to be instantly eradicated. (Text: Victoria Krundysheva, Source: victoriakrundysheva/Instagram/Facebook)