+ Harry Potter Books : Harry Potter and the Sorcercer’s Stone
As a feminist, I shouldn’t have to prove that I don’t hate men. In patriarchal society, if men aren’t your main focus, then you’re a man hater. In a patriarchal society, being a man hater is worse than being a rapist.In a patriarchal society, we value everything from entertainment to political movements to women themselves (as women are often treated like commodities) on how well these things to cater to men and solely men. If you believe that feminism needs to focus more on men’s issues, you’re buying into the bullshit patriarchal idea that men’s problems are more important than women’s problems and that a social movement’s value is directly correlated to how focused it is on men.
^^^ That right there.
I need to remember this for when I have daughters.
Women who are too sexual aren’t taken seriously, and women who aren’t sexual enough aren’t taken seriously. Women who are conventionally attractive get valued solely for their sexual appeal; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get dismissed for their lack of it. Women who are conventionally attractive are assumed to be dumb bimbos; women who aren’t conventionally attractive are assumed to be either bitter or desperate. Women who are conventionally attractive get trivialized; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get treated with pity and contempt. We can’t win.
If you’re pretty, you’re an object. If you’re ugly, you’re a worthless object.
We really really really can’t win.
GUYS. GUYS. GUYS.
Is it considered appropriate to write my senior thesis (which isn’t due for another two years) on the similarities and differences between Voldemort and Hitler, and their separate regimes?
Hearing voices no one else can hear is not a good sign, even in the wizarding world.
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002)
I managed to not freak out.
Is this just me?
J.K Rowling must have had some sort of historical context in mind when putting together Voldie’s entire regime. Well, I’d really like to think so…
Oooh, grew years ago I wrote an ESSAY on one HP forum about all the similarities between Dead Eater and Nazi regime. It even involved similarities between Magda Goebbels and Bellatrix Lestrange
though it’s not that strange considering how obsessed with both of them I am.