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An Excess of "Phlegm" and the Lack of Femme

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11:30 AM, Saturday 12 Oct 2019 EDT (1 hour)
Seaport Hotel Boston - Seaport Ballroom
The Muggle World
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 the 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, Lavender, and Parvati, and the sexist implications of these descriptions and their negative effects on fandom.

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