I like, lowkey hate how jk Rowling just straight up reduces the slytherins to simply evil ppl like why??? You can't just dehumanize ppl like that ALSO HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREA I LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH AND I WISH ALL THE BEST FOR YOU OKAY
a) i go back and forth on the slytherin thing just because i Get what she was trying to do but
b) it’s mostly just very irksome how clear the double standards are in the text
c) romilda vane, for example, legit tries to slip harry a love potion (WHICH!!!! LOVE POTIONS HOLY SHIT THAT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT CONVERSATION EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE) but isn’t really explicitly vilified for that, ever, like in the films i’m pretty sure it’s played off as a flattering joke?
d) whereas if any slytherin girl was so much as SEEN holding an ingredient that might sometimes be used to brew a love potion if the moon is both new and it’s the third friday of the fourth october of the nineteenth decade since merlin died, like i can guarantee it would not have been Fun Times, dumbledore would’ve had her expelled and arrested and then somehow gryffindor would’ve gotten 2.4 million house points,,,,,
e) similarly the only gryffindor (minus pettigrew, the Token Bad Friend, which…also….another conversation lmao) who’s ever hinted at being anything but Good TM is cormac mclaggen, but even that’s. for comic relief. like his worst qualities are that he’s Arrogant and Handsome????????????????
f) THANK YOU SO MUCH I LOVE YOU A LOT OKAY <3