Xaviere Gauthier, a French feminist, succinctly puts forward the desirability of the image of the witch:
Why witches? Because witches dance. They dance in the moonlight.
Lunar, lunatic women, stricken they say, with periodic madness.
Swollen with lightning-like revolt, bursting with anger, with
desire, they dance wild dances on the wild moors. Witches can
fly for they are light — they submit to no law least of all that
of gravity… Why witches? Because witches are alive.
Because they are in direct contact with the life of their own
bodies and bodies of others, with the life force itself…
If the figure of the witch appears wicked, it is because she
poses a real danger to phallocratic society.