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May 30th, 2006
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From:tiferet
Date:May 31st, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
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I really don't think "misogyny" is the specific problem here. It is very 1950's advice (though I would argue that Hermione is an odd source for that, since she was not raised in the wizarding world, she is a young lady of the 1990s) and would not seem out of place at all coming from Molly, but most readers of this series are not at all familiar with the 1950s, nor should anyone expect them to be, since some of their parents weren't even born then--most Ginny criticism is coming from people within 10 years of Ginny's age in either direction, with a few outliers like me--I'm 42, but I thought that was bad advice when I got it in the 1970s and I still think so. I don't think Ginny's a slut, but I think she's very manipulative and a regressive female figure--it should be no surprise that women my age and girls her own age don't find her appealing for this reason.
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