I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: If you represent Harry P fandom by so little an act as having your “house” in your bio, you’re giving money to transphobia and fascism by advertising the works of an author who puts her royalties to those exact ends. Don’t take my word for it. Here are some people who actually liked Harry P at one point in time – indeed, may hold some fondness for that community and those experiences even now:
I was cutting people with Hogwad houses in their bios some slack, but that’s over now. It has indeed become a new criteria for me in blocking and blacklisting – any mention of Harry P shit that isn’t cancellation or ripping on it. If you’re promoting her IP, you’re giving her money, whether you pay her directly or not. No more quarter. Even if I wasn’t a flavor of trans, even if I didn’t personally know trans people, transphobia is the current wedge issue / hobbyhorse of every nazi piece of shit from Zimbabwe to Kazakhstan, from DC to the Kremlin.
Trans rights have become the line we all need to defend, for the sake of trans people yes, but now for the sake of every decent person in the world – very much like gay rights in 2004. Let this cancellation be complete. Let any enjoyment you have of those stories remain private. Don’t let the Queen Terf claim you as one of her own. Say no to Harry P shit.
Huh, even when I enjoyed reading the early books, I found that house system rather off-putting.
Basically the students were sorted by a higher will into heroes, bad guys, nerds and losers. Like the horrible way JKR described the natural slavery of the house elves, this fits very well with what we since learned about her TERF stuff.
And yeah, if I ever had some HP merchandise or so, I’d be ashamed to display it these days.
“Houses” and “muggles” reek of freemasonry and its superiority complex (“enlightened” and “profane”). Small wonder the TERF embraces racist views similar to it.
I wouldn’t say I’m proud of it, but I’m glad I never read or watched any of products from the Rotten Harpy.
Oh, and hogwash might be a better word for it.
Great American Satan says
Thanks for the comments. As a lazy breed of blogger, always nice to have value added to my posts, heh.
I find it peculiar that many of the same people who loudly say it’s wrong to boycott Potter merch, on the grounds that there are so many people whose livelihoods depend on it, were completely okay with boycotting Kellogg’s, despite the fact that there were a lot of Kellogg’s employees whose livelihoods depended on it. How does a person come to arrive at the conclusion that “human shields” are acceptable for JKR, but not acceptable for Kellogg’s? ‘Tis a mystery.
Great American Satan says
i haven’t seen that argument but it’s weak as hell. all those people? they’re disposable as hell to any given brand, just cycled through and spit out. they’d surely be on a new gig in a minute if it all collapsed tomorrow, and it not, it’s the kind of people (like video game devs) that end up unemployed whether or not their product is successful.