4.34 Priori Incantatem

Alice and Martha are once again thrilled to spend an hour and half breaking down a ten page chapter! In this episode, we discuss a wild alternate reality which, of course, involves the shrunken heads, delve into the backstory on why one Scholastic consistency editor may have been fired, and consider reasons for why the graveyard Portkey seems to function differently than other Portkeys in the series.

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Pancake Batter

Could you do X-Men sorting hat please? If so that would be awesome!
If not that’s perfectly fine. Just an idea, I watched the first X-Men and X2 for the first time ever! If you do X-Men sorting could you please remember to do Cyclops/Scott and Nightcrawler/Kurt
please? I’m sure you are busy and you most likely will never read this comment but I really like your podcast and I just thought maybe. If you do read this have a good day/night:-)

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Ali

Glad to hear the feedback from Chris. I had thought the same thing and meant to comment to the same effect. Thanks for addressing.

Discussing the sexism in the death eater movement was insightful.

I bumped on one thing when you were summarizing the article. When you talked about it, though, you referred to historical activities in the past and used past tense. It must have made sense with the context of the article you were referencing. But to clarify further, that stuff is happening in the present, too. Women are active in those movements in the present and those movements are still steeped in misogyny. I’m sure you weren’t trying to suggest otherwise, but it’s worth noting when some people mistakenly think racism isn’t a problem anymore.

Actually, I didn’t know much detail about the article topic, but when I was listening I thought, wait that can’t only be a thing of the past and did a little research. Which confirmed your point about sexism and women’s participation in death eaters. Really interesting to hear that point- I hadn’t considered it before. Thanks again for discussing. It was a good entry point to being more cognizant of the same dynamics in the real world.

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alice.asleson

Hi Ali! Thanks for the comment. We definitely did not mean to imply that the KKK or racism is a thing of the past. It is definitely horrifying how active so many hateful groups are today, and women are certainly still culpable. The next time this comes up on the show I will be sure to make that clear! I’m glad you found the conversation interesting and thank you for reaching out to clarify!

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Ali

Thanks, Alice! I was sure that we were on the same page. Hopefully rws listeners are on that page, too!

My partner had the idea that in addition to tracking women / misogyny in the death eaters, it would be interesting to compare and contrast with women aurors and members of the order and if there’s sexism on that side.

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alice.asleson

That’s a really good idea! That will become especially relevant next book, so I’ll make sure to bring it up!

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