Wizards are kinda kicking our Muggle butts in terms of gender equality, as evidenced by the fact that Hogwarts has an equal number of men and women on its staff, gender is irrelevant on Quidditch teams, and women have been prominent in politics for CENTURIES.
With that in mind (as well some recent “this patriarchy is gross AF” events), we couldn’t resist imagining the ways in which the signature traits of each Hogwarts house would play into how they express their feminism.
We asked the exceptionally talented @taryndraws to illustrate our Hogwarts feminists, and we are in absolute AWE of how perfect they are. Sexist a#*holes, run for cover, because these brilliant, fierce women are COMIN’ FOR YA.
Auston: “Mitch, I’m definitely the better dresser.” Mitch: “Better dress- Better- Bob, Bob, tell him he’s not a better dresser. Look at that suit! It’s plaid.” Bob: “I’m not getting involved Mr. Marner.” Auston: *smirks* Mitch: *grumbles rest of the way to the dressing room* (vs. PIT - 12/17/2016)
There is, has been, and always will be, a rotation of what is “bad to ship”. Specifically: m/m vs m/f vs f/f vs platonic.
It cycles from: “Only shipping m/f is homophobic, why don’t you have m/m or f/f too?”
Then it goes to: “The only reason you ship m/m or f/f is because you’re fetishising it! Go write your m/f and stop being gross.”
Then the inevitable: “Why are you only writing m/f or m/m as romantic? They can just be friends too! Stop being hetero-normative/homophobic.”
And there is always the: “I blame the fandom for not creating more of the ship I like [insert insult from above].”
My point is- Keep shipping what you want. Keep creating what you want. You can’t please everyone all of the time. What we are seeing now is just a louder version of what has always been. It will cycle, and it is cycling even faster now thanks to the way sites like tumblr allow quick discussion with a large audience. Don’t try to predict it. And you owe no one an explanation as to why you like something.
Not all plus size women are comfortable being called “FAT”
That word still bears a lot of hurtful memories for some plus size women who are taking strides to learn how to love their body.
For others the word “fat” is a sense of empowerment, it’s a powerful stance in the body acceptance movement, and they’re taking the word back.
However, some women are not comfortable describing their body like that. The negative connotation behind the word still discourages them and that needs to be noted.
If a plus size woman makes it clear to you that they are not comfortable with that word, and that the word hurts them please refrain from calling them that. Their road to body acceptance doesn’t apply to whatever set of rules you feel should be in place.