Tell me about Feminism in the wizarding world. Tell me about the society that led to Hogwarts being founded by two men and two woman and they were all respected and great but still ended up labeling itself as the wizarding world. Tell me about the purebloods who saw muggles and muggleborns and halfblood woman and cried slut, because they wear loose robes that conceal from toe to neck. The muggleborn fifth year who wanted to wear her favorite dress to celebrate finishing her OWLs being assaulted in the hallway. The comments made by disapproving mothers about the girl her son was dating “no decent witch dresses like that”. The jeers in muggle studies when the teacher shows them current muggle fashions.
Hermione Granger sitting there with her neck flushing red and her eyes fixed forward, trying to pay attention to the teacher, secretly writing articles under an assumed name and sending them into the daily profit, because the wizarding world is even more blind to their problems than the muggle world. All her articles being rejected over and over with letters attached saying they didn’t think the readers would be interested in that, and maybe they wouldn’t but she keeps writing and submitting because they might not want to hear about it but they have to acknowledge the flaws in their society. Hermione Granger looking around after the war and seeing all the same problems and saying that this was not what she fought for. Collecting her papers and sending them to the Quibbler and getting them published under her name. Receiving howlers filled with threats and cursed letters but also letters filled with thanks from witches, muggleborns and halfbloods and purebloods to, because if society allows one form of woman hating it will probably allow many more.
Pureblood girls locked into one future and one future only. Pureblood girls not being allowed to play Quidditch because of the myth that it will make them unable to bear children. Pureblood girls being kept under lock and key to keep them pristine for their pureblood husband. Purebloods being betrothed before they start school because they can’t be allowed to run off with some mudblood. Narcissa Malfoy taking fertility potions and placing runes under her pillow and everybody whispering about how kind Lucius Malfoy must be, to keep a wife who hasn’t given him an heir after four years of marriage, even though it is well within his rights too be rid of her.
Pureblood girls worrying over their looks and mastering the glamour charm because if they aren’t to have a career than they don’t truly need spectacular grades and prospective husbands fathers will choose the prettiest girls for their sons, so looks and blood and money are the only things they need, and they already have the blood and money. Rita Skeeter noting the appearance of fourth year girls in articles as if it mattered and vilifying them. Pureblood girls sending off for potions to enlarge the breasts and plump the lips and thicken the hair. Eloise Midgen wanting so badly for a pureblood boy to want her because that’s how worth is measured, that she tried to hex off her own acne.
Ginny Weasley being told she couldn’t play quidditch with her brothers because she was too small, and at six years old she can’t quite find what’s wrong with that statement except that they let Ron start playing when he was six. Ginny Weasley always being the one called in to help Mum with the house work and the boys sent out to tend the yard, and at eight years old she knows something’s wrong with that but she isn’t sure what. Ginny Weasley hearing her Mum call a witch a scarlet woman, and at thirteen years old wondering what made her mother think it was any of her business. Ginny Weasley kissing any boy she damned well pleased and at sixteen years old telling off her brother and anybody else who commented because it was her body.
Percy Weasley being called a girl by his brothers as if that’s a bad thing because he prefers to stay inside and help his Mum with the cooking and cleaning. Percy Weasley being called Pricilla by the twins. Percy Weasley being absolutely ruthless in removing points for harassment and cruel jokes. Percy Weasley dragging entitled boys in front of teachers and demanding punishment. Penelope Clearwater developing a more discreet way test for love potions and them convincing the professors to talk to students about consent before the first trip to Hogsmeade.
Tell me about the world that prefaces everything with a masculine term.