Halloween Fun Facts # 10

Why does popular culture portray a witch’s favorite mode of transport as a broom?

I always thought the very idea of riding on a broomstick was utterly bizarre and it looked incredibly uncomfortable.  Plus, it did not help my perception much that modern culture tends to “Sexualize” this iconic symbol of Halloween.  So, I turned to the almighty internet to do some research.  Well, it turns out that there might be a reason for the overt sexualization of witches riding broomsticks.  Click on the link below to read a NSFW explanation.  I am still chuckling as I type this up.  Enjoy!

“Why Do Witches Ride Brooms? (NSFW) – You’re never going to look at sweeping the same way again.”  By Megan Garber on October 31, 2013

SOURCE: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/why-do-witches-ride-brooms-nsfw/281037/

True or False?  No idea, but I am still chuckling.  *SIGH*

More on the subject of brooms and their witches:  “A Bewitching History: Why Witches Ride Broomsticks” By Megan Gannon October 30, 2013


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