An Excess of "Phlegm" and the Lack of Femme

Track:
Constant Vigilance
What:
Panel
When:
3:15 PM, Friday 9 Aug 2019 CDT (1 hour)
Where:
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Unicorn Room (D167/174)
Heroines of Harry Potter are often presented as and praised for not being classically feminine, while "feminine" characters are seen as inherently flawed. This is often lauded within fandom, touted as good examples for girls growing up reading these stories. In this panel, we'll discuss how Rowling presents feminine characters like Cho, Fleur, and Lavender, the sexist implications of their portrayals, and the negative effects on fandom.
Moderator
Black Girls Create
Creative Coordinator
Participant
The Harry Potter Alliance
Research Team Lead
Participant
University of Texas at Austin
Program Coordinator