That Exorcist quote from Rookie Mag is the biggest load of bullshit I've ever had the displeasure of reading and I hope you do not agree with such ignorant, uninformed, baseless drivel. That stuff is only in the movie if you want it to be, it was never intended. The story was originally going to be a boy, since it is based on a real case involving a boy, but the family would not approve and made them change it. The character's sex is not important.@Anonymous
The quote is not an attack on The Exorcist. The writer of the full article brought in the movie as an example to aid in the point she was trying to accomplish. Myself, I don’t agree with the article fully. I think it demeans pagans/wiccans and some of her information is off. BUT I think the quote, all accuracy aside, works well with our society’s viewpoint towards women. ‘Scary’ teenage girls that want to experiment and grow into themselves and so forth. No longer being a product of the patriarchal male coated in sugar and spice (at least not on their terms). Out of context, it’s merely to just sympathize with women or to see and understand the way girls grow up into powerful forces that people, boys and men especially, can’t seem to reckon with / agree with / condone / etc.