Does J.K Rowling’s vision about gender issues affects my thoughts about the Harry Potter series?

Just as many other booklovers, I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter books but many people changed their thoughts about the series. J.K.Rowling tweeted earlier this year about gender issues and she received many hate comments. Last month, I saw again many post on Instagram from people who declared they won’t read her books anymore and I didn’t understand why because I did not see what J.K Rowling had written on Twitter and I certainly could not imagine that such a fantastic writer would maintain a baseless opinion.

On June the 10th, J.K Rowling posted an essay about gender issues and sex on her website and I was very curious what she had to say about it. If you are someone who decided to stop reading her books or doesn’t agree with her, I totally recommend you to read the essay just you know her whole opinion. Personally, I think she pointed out some crucial arguments about gender issues and most important, I did not see anything that would give raise to hate comments. But as I wrote, this is my opinion.

Besides, I am totally aware that my vision about J.K Rowling is subjective but The Harry Potter books are a huge part of my youth and they are after all those years still very special to me. I started reading them when I was 10 years old in Primary school. Of course, I had heard of them before and I even saw a fragment of the first movie, when I was 5 years old. Back then, I was petrified. I pleaded the teacher to let me out of the classroom so I did not have to see the thrilling scene with Fluffy (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) Anyway, I read the whole series years later and I turned into a huge Harry Potter fan.

When reading Harry Potter books, I was captivated by the character of Hermione Granger. Who else doesn’t want to be smart, witty and adventurous? These books made me long for going to Secondary School and even now at University, I often have the feeling I am studying at Hogwarts. As you can tell, I really love the vibes at University. (At least, until the corona virus spoiled a lot.)

Some people have a lot arguments about the Harry Potter movies but remembering watching them, I found them awesome. I read the whole series several times but the fifth one (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ) was my absolute favourite book. As a result, I reread it so many times that one part of the book came off so I had to tape it. It did not work out very well so I accepted I had one part of the book apart from the rest of the book

If you have another opinion, thoughts or a story to share with me about the Harry books, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or on my Instagram post!

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