Hello witches or wizards,
First of all, thanks for hitting 200 subscribers with me! I’m so grateful!
And second, I know what you might be thinking. ‘International women’s day? That’s not Harry Potter related.’. If you’re thinking this, you must be new. Hello and welcome to my blog! I know you’re new because you don’t know yet that I can make everything Harry Potter related.
International women’s day was Friday, so I’m making a post about it 😀
Let’s start off with a fun fact about a great brave woman, Nymphadora Tonks! Nymphadora comes from the two Greek words numphê which means “the young girl” and dôron which means “the gift”. So, her name literally means “the young girl with the gift”. And in the Greco-Roman mythology the word numphê (in Latin nympha) refers to the nymphs. So Nymphadora actually has a beautiful name, even if she doesn’t think so.
Another interesting fact about a website called bechdeltest.com . This test is about measuring equal representation of women in movies. To pass the test the movie has to have at least two (named) women in it who talk to each other about something besides a man. You may think that almost all movies have that conversation, but unfortunately that’s not true. For example the Harry Potter movies (not books) do not fall under that category.
For me, personally, one of the things I love the most in the Harry Potter books are the female characters. Like, of course, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Nymphadora Tonks, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Lily Evans and lots of other girls/women.
And we could never forget that the person that invented and created this whole world was a great and feminist woman!
That was it for today, I hope you enjoyed reading my post! And happy international women’s day (’cause really it’s every day 😉 ) ❤