Sexism in Harry Potter, plus Cynthia Voigt, DWJ & other rambles

andrew osmond andrew at
Wed Oct 4 04:45:04 EDT 2000

Side-point on vampire slaying:

>And finally, I have to admit that I can't see Buffy as pushing the cause
>forward.  Maybe I'm too cynical here, but gorgeous girl, wearing tight
>clothes and kicking butt, while seeming pretty feather-brained except when
>she's saving the world, just doesn't do it for me.

Well, she doesn't strike me as featherbrained, but maybe my IQ's
dropping.  :)   I thought she was generally portrayed as very smart
(albeit maybe not academically).

> (And I do like Buffy -
>though I watched it much more in the beginning, and am not up-to-date, so
>forgive me if these quibbles are behind the times.)

In Blighty, we're just starting - I think - Season Four; she went over
to university last week.
andrew osmond
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