The United States Senate was never really interested in holding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh accountable after multiple women accused him of sexual assault and harassment. The witches of America are.
Catland Books, an occult bookshop and community space in Brooklyn, has organized not one but two mass hexes on Kavanaugh. According to an Eventbrite page for the hex, the organizers say they plan to target the newly appointed justice as well as “all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them.”
“We will be embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s[sic] history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him,” the organizers wrote.
The first of the two events, scheduled for October 20, attracted enormous attention with more than 14,000 people expressing interest on Facebook. To accommodate more people, Catland added an additional mass hex event for November 3.
The event costs $10 to attend, and 50 percent of sales for both nights will benefit Planned Parenthood, the Ali Forney Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
“He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind. There will also be a second ritual afterward – ‘The Rites of the Scorned One’ which seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer,” the Eventbrite invitation explains.
Ahead of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Christine Blasey Ford accused the judge of sexually assaulting her at a gathering when they were both in high school. Though their September testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee prompted an investigation, the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on October 6.
In the past, witches across the country have hexed President Donald Trump. None of these hexes stopped Trump from being president or Kavanaugh from becoming a Supreme Court judge, but it does seem to make their allies really, really uncomfortable.
Every small bit of suffering counts.