JK Rowling : her feminist quotes

Entertainment 17 November, 2016

jk-rowling_ecrivainJK Rowling, author of the famous literary saga Harry Potter, willingly describes as feminist and frequently takes position by responding to controversy.

I know there are many definitions of the word but I am. For some it’s a dirty word, not for me.

says the British author JK Rowling about feminism. Specializing well-chosen phrases, it supports many causes close to his heart and especially the place of women in society.


Very responsive on social networks, JK Rowling never fails to comment on the news with humor and irony.
And these tweets have become quotes …

“Let the women cover their bodies or not, it seems that we have always sought good”

Last August she questioned Nicolas Sarkozy on Twitter. After former president has called the port Burkini “provocation”, JK Rowling had posted a critical tweet.

“He never said that [Hermione] is white. Only his eyes brown, curly hair and his intelligence are discussed. Rowling loves black Hermione.”

When the cast of the play Harry Potter and the cursed child , eighth installment in the saga, was unveiled, many users have expressed their dissatisfaction. Into question the choice of a black actress, Noma Dumezweni, to play the role of Hermione Granger. The reaction of the writer was immediate:

Recently JK Rowling has responded much on the US presidential campaign. Charges of sexual assault and misogynistic of the new president of the United States Donald Trump gave her tweeter material, not without irony.

More generally JK Rowling often rises against the dictates of thinness and the place of women in society. Small selection of quotes:

“Big” is often the first insult a girl can throw to another when she wants to hurt her. But is that big is really the worst thing a person can be? Is that being fat is worse than being vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, cruel? Not for me.

I do not like the marginalization of women when the fighting broke out. A woman can fight like a man.

always wanted to show that just because a woman has a choice, the choice to say ‘I’m going to raise my family […], does not mean it’s the only thing she can do .

I have two daughters who are going to make their lives in a world obsessed with thinness. It worries me because I do not want them to become dumb, obsessed with themselves, emaciated clones. I prefer that they are independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, original, funny; a thousand things rather than slim.

With the Harry Potter series , JK Rowling had already started talking to her for her commitment to feminism. If the hero and the most powerful characters are men, women have a prominent place in the books.