Misogyny makes its way into Harry Potter Fandom

Actually, I still wanted Voldemort – the guy who tried to kill the protagonist and…a bunch of other people – to die first.

A series of Facebook memes (the majority of which are misogynistic in nature to begin with) dealing with Harry Potter fandom have made its way into the Internet arguing that the evil Professor Umbridge makes for an even worse villain than Voldemort.

While Professor Umbridge’s character is definitely corrupt in many ways, it is really obvious that these trolls portray her as a worse villain for the sole reason that she is a woman.  Once again, power hungry women are colossal bitches, and a female wanting political power in the magic world is more unforgiveable than Voldemort/Tom Riddle trying to wipe out the Muggle species and dominate the entire world.

(Again, no…)


I just think there is something ridiculous about the number of Umbridge memes and the fact that she wears pink.  After all, we also have Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, Petter Pettigrew, Barty Crouch, Jr., the Dursleys, the ridiculous Gilderoy Lockhart, and the annoying Rita Skeeter.

Since these memes did spare other female villains in the series, maybe there are other factors in the Umbridge appeal.  However, I still think Voldemort is the worst of them all.


One thought on “Misogyny makes its way into Harry Potter Fandom

  1. Great point! I agree. Umbridge is detestable because she is so legalistic…but she is not Voldemort.. In fact I think she is more ignorant and single-minded then she is evil.


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