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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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Subsequent reprisals against the perpetrators of these witch-hunts, collectively known as the "Ninja" phenomenon, are duly noted in the book but are not its main focus.
In the 1970s the association between women and witchcraft led to claims that the witch-hunts were a form of "gynocide," and witchcraft belief a tool used by patriarchy to control women.
Pushing aside the social matters of the Republican People's Party (CHP) for a moment, the Welfare Party (RP) was the target of witch-hunts in the 1990s.
Witch-hunts like King's do nothing to increase security.
If you look at the allowances - and I have looked at them from all members and I don't want a witch-hunt against individual members because I've suffered from a witch-hunt myself - you'll see massive claims for meals, you'll see massive claims for items of expenditure that have gone unquestioned and everything is within the rules.
In what follows, I discuss the witch-hunts in Africa, examining their motivations and suggesting some initiatives that feminists can take to put an end to these persecutions.
Much has been written on English and Early Modern European witch-hunts, in particular by Levack himself.
Their ferocious campaign helped bring witch-hunts and trials to an end.
In the "Origins of heartlessness: the culture and way of life of beggars in late seventeenth-century Salzburg," Schindler analyses one of the last major witch-hunts, the "Zauberjackl" trials in the Archbishopric of Salzburg (1675-90) that claimed hundreds of victims.
A MERSEYSIDE police chief has denied that witch-hunts are conducted against suspected paedophiles.
The days of witch-hunts, the days of stakeouts, are really gone.