Its pretty bad when an atheist has to defend paganism, or neo-pagan beliefs like wicca.
this is a myth that's been going around the internet for quite some time, and im sick of seeing it.
"witches are portrayed with flying broomsticks because many women who were accused of witchcraft were drug users that would put hallucinogens on broomsticks and hold it between their legs to be absorbed by vaginal tissue, sometimes producing a sensation of flying."
Brooms ARE used in wiccan traditions, but the real use has to do with creating positive energy. if you actually look into wiccan mythology, special brooms are blessed and made purified to cleanse the area around an altar....you know..like fucking sweep with it.