Episode #504: The Achievements of Women in Harry Potter

  • Welcome Slug Club guest Olivia!
  • The Hogwarts Legacy video game will reportedly allow for players to customize their character’s gender identity.
  • To celebrate International Womens Day 2021, the hosts discuss achievements by women in the Harry Potter series
  • Not only did Lily Potter save her son, but she ended the war with Voldemort the first time, saving thousands of lives!
  • Hermione has saved Ron and Harry’s lives more times than we can count!
  • Ginny overcame the trauma of Tom Riddle’s teenage Horcrux and turned out well adjusted, in spite of a lack of psychological services at Hogwarts
  • Fleur Delacour and Nymphadora Tonks distinguish themselves as strong and powerful witches
  • Sirius Black’s mother defeats the Order of the Phoenix! How comes nobody could get her painting down?
  • The hosts uncomfortably talk about Umbridge’s attack on Privet Drive and Harry, before they even met.
  • Others we discuss include Luna, Professor McGonagall, Narcissa, and Molly.
  • Do the ladies on our panel feel like women in the series were brought to the forefront in a way they’re happy with?
  • To wrap up our International Womens Day celebration, the hosts tackle multiple choice trivia questions based on J.K. Rowling’s Witch or Wizard of the Month segment
  • And finally, we recognize that the author herself faced an uphill battle in the publishing industry as a woman, which she overcame.
  • Quizzitch: Name this famous female campaigner for breaking the Statute of Secrecy, she’s been imprisoned several times for her blatant and deliberate use of magic in public placesVisit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
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