damnit i just started watching hemlock grove and if this turns into a vampires vs. werewolves thing i’m giving up on the world
Wearing a hijab isn’t inherently liberating – but neither is baring one’s breasts. What is liberating is being able to choose either of these things. It’s pretty ludicrous to think that oppression is somehow proportional to how covered or uncovered someone’s body is. Both sides of this argument present a shallow understanding of women’s empowerment, which only drowns out the substantive challenges facing all women – issues that cannot be encapsulated in a debate about a piece of fabric.
“Lily. Lovely Lily. She was exceedingly bright… your mother. Even more impressive when one considers she was Muggle-born.”