Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch?
This woman in Papua New Guinea, burnt alive?
Or one of these two women, beheaded, again in Papua New Guinea?
Or any of the 500, mainly elderly women, murdered each year in Tanzania after being accused of witchcraft? There are too many places around the world where, centuries after the Pendle and Salem witch trials, an accusation of witchcraft is a death sentence.
But witches are only found in fiction and Thatcher was elected into office three times, not a tyrant. Thatcher has been out of power for over two decades, but her policies live on—indeed, the current UK government contrive to make her appear a moderate. There is much to protest, but is there anything to celebrate? Using a trope associating elderly women with witchcraft is both inapt and misogynistic.