Picture this. It’s somewhere between the 16th and 18th century in Europe, and you have been labelled a “witch.” This is premised on cast-iron evidence that you are hook-nosed, snaggle-toothed, wispy-haired, you own a black cat and like sweeping with a bristly broom. Expect to suffer gravely for your unfortunate appearance and suspicious cackle by being drowned in the river, hanged, tortured, or savagely burnt at the stake.