It's Harry Potter's 20 year anniversary today and we're feeling both nostalgic and appreciative for the wonder woman that is JK Rowling.
Not only did she capture the imagination of an entire generation, but she also created a world without gender disparity in the most subtle and nuanced way.
Because of this, her female characters came to represent a cast of inspirational women for young millennials reading the potterverse to look up to. And since the Potter's end Rowling, Emma Watson and co. have become outspoken feminist icons. Indeed, Rowling is now worth an estimated one billion dollars and is one of our most celebrated examples of self made success - (we also happen to adore her blatant negation of gender tropes and passion for calling out misogyny via Twitter).
Below we round-up tweets that make for fabulous female reading, between the cast, writers and potter lovers. Happy anniversary to all.
@Evy_Lynch You're a goddess.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 2, 2014
Yass Luna. You are a goddess.
The Harry Potter books, according to Hermione#pottermore #HarryPotter pic.twitter.com/YBswrVeHDD
— L.E. DeLano (@LE_DeLano) June 18, 2017
... Hermione conquers the world.
— Minerva McGonagall (@McGonagallBot) May 2, 2017
Queens Molly and Minerva to the rescue.
The #HarryPotter series wouldn't exist if @jk_rowling had given up after failing: https://t.co/vxAEph5ZYr She's such an inspiration! pic.twitter.com/B4jW1VhXAm
— FilterCopy (@filtercopy) June 11, 2017
SWAAY lives and breathes this motto everyday. Keep trying and you will succeed.
Professor McGonagall and Luna Lovegood are such boss ass bitches.
— Isenea Lee (@isenealee) June 10, 2017
I saw Helena Bonham Carter in the street today and I immediately fell over as I was so excited #BELLATRIX #icklebicklebabypottah pic.twitter.com/n5iTSlkrl4
— mhairi (@mhairi_m) June 13, 2017
*Cackling* we do too, honey.
"Anything is possible if you've got enough nerve." #HarryPotterWomen #JKRowling #InternationalWomensDay [art not mine] pic.twitter.com/HRRMQ3b2zg
— Pim W. (@PimKaprao) March 8, 2017
Truer words were never spoken.
When someone talks bad about friends or family #Potterheads #HarryPotter #HermioneGranger #DracoMalfoy #TomFelton #EmmaWatson ?? pic.twitter.com/KCl8qmhRqe
— Slytherin_Felton ? (@fandegregpernia) May 30, 2017
That's what you get for messing with this chick, Draco.
femaleness is not a design flaw. If your immediate response to a woman who displeases you 12/14
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 9, 2017
And the tweet of the year goes to...
Jk Rowling on Twitter yesterday pic.twitter.com/nYDlhdGOiO
— Harry Potter GIFs (@HP_GIFs) October 8, 2014
Because being right feels good, right?
Only time Hermione had to be saved, she left the tips on how to save her. #HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets #HermioneGranger #Potterhead https://t.co/iE88qg8sJi
— Leandro Freythas (@leandrofreythas) May 30, 2017
She. Don't. Need. A. Man.
It's impossible to live w/out failing at something... #JKRowling https://t.co/jGSI0lyrRC pic.twitter.com/otURc5i73G
— Brian D Colwell (@BColwell_ECON) June 7, 2017
Try, fail, try again, and keep trying. That's what we're best at.
— Brittany Hale ?️? (@BrittanyKHale) May 31, 2017
OMG. Those Horcruxes would never have been found.
Who wants to be a #princess when you can be a #warriorprincess like #hermionegranger emmawatson… https://t.co/ILPhiLcgtQ
— Ms. Trevor Moon (@teacher22973) May 22, 2017
Let us bow to warrior princess Granger.
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