Scrolling down the Jenna Coleman tag when suddenly…
You can take your hater self elsewhere though…SEE YOU!
Ahah yeeees she is the saddest woman it the world lol
I found empirical support for the idea that the Harry Potter series influenced the political values and perspectives of the generation that came of age with these books. Reading the books correlated with greater levels of acceptance for out-groups, higher political tolerance, less predisposition to authoritarianism, greater support for equality, and greater opposition to the use of violence and torture. As Harry Potter fans will have noted, these are major themes repeated throughout the series. These correlations remained significant even when applying more sophisticated statistical analyses – when controlling for, among other things, parental influence.
Totally fascinating research into how reading shapes political beliefs.
‘I was with Charlotte sixteen years, on and off,’ said Strike, picking up his second burger. ‘Mostly off. She hated my job. It’s what kept breaking us up – one of the things that kept breaking us up,’ he corrected himself, scrupulously honest. ‘She couldn’t understand a vocation. Some people can’t; at best, work’s about status and pay cheques for them, it hasn’t got value in itself.’
—The Silkworm, J. K. Rowling (Robert Galbraith)
I’m reading “The Silkworm” right now (sequel to “The Cuckoo’s Calling”) and I have to say that for all of the grief JK Rowling gets for allegedly not being a good writer stylistically, I happen to find her style really enjoyable and engaging. I think she’s a very astute observer of social inanities—this is even more apparent in her “adult” books—and her wry style works perfectly for exposing that without destroying all sympathy for the characters.
I love that the missing person in this case is a douchebag white male author who thinks he’s God’s gift to literature but isn’t. Rowling totally gets it, and I basically crack up constantly when reading this series.
People who think that she’s only good at writing fantastical adventure stories are really missing a lot.
YEAH SO i am reading J. K. Rowling’s newest book The Silkworm because i loved the last Cormoran Strike book (The Cuckoo’s Calling) but this one is loaded with so much gratuitous misogyny and i just
like virtually every woman in this book is an ugly shrill harpy and LITERALLY every woman is stupid. even the ones ol’ Smart Tough Manly Man Male Protag supposedly likes. like, “she was pretty and clever, yet vapid and boring, with all her womanly chatter and petty dull femininity.”
i am so disappointed.