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Unformatted text preview: At first Hutchinson is able to put up a fight against the male leaders of the community, but soon they were able to use her gender against her. She was excommunicated and walked away from the chuch in March of 1638. Although Anne Hibbens was also disconnected from the church, her reason for dismissal was altogether different in origin. Hibbens charges of unwomanly violations stemmed from her dispute with a worker. When she was mischarged (in her eyes) for a product by the local carpenter, Anne Hibbens became angry. She looked for a better price among other carpenters and in the process refused the help of man. This slight led to her excommunication and eventually witch trials....
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- Spring '08