We already know what Lissy thinks of real women who get the guy. She was in Russell Crowe fandom and always called his wife Danielle Spencer a $kank, the wife and womb unit etc. And of course, Lissy thinks that Ginny is like Danielle. Some FAP posts:
I used to make jokes that Bot-Girl was right out of one of those Seventies Star Trek FanFics, where Kirk, Spock and the guys would have all the adventures, and the Girl would just either sit around at home waiting for the guys do get done with their adventures so she could marry the one of the author's choice and make lots of babies, or get into trouble and need rescuing so that the guy/hero would be rewarded for his being a "Nobel Hero" with his prize, her. I didn't think that in the Twenty-First Century! that Rowling would be stupid enough to actually write that crap, but I was wrong. A girl's only two purposes in life are to be the guy/hero's reward for being a hero, and make the guy/hero lots of babies. That was like forty years ago. Thanks Rowling for rolling women's rights back that far, if not all the way to the Fifties. I think Rowling thinks all women should be like June Cleaver, namely do housework in a nice dress, heels and Pearls, and have a hot meal on the table whenever their man gets home. You do know that June Cleaver would NEVER associate with the likes of someone who dresses like Rowling does. In the Fifties, Rowling would have been considered unacceptably Fast.
Heh. It's all according to personal taste, of course, but I quite agree with you. Many times I've felt that Rowling's dressed up like a 'scarlet woman'. It was riotous that time she suffered her 'wardrobe malfunction'; the expression on her face was priceless:
Just in case people here didn't catch that event; I don't think the big Rowling-biased sycophantic web sites carried the story :-)
Yet another reason why Rowling should stop making so many public appearances and interviews?!
That is the thing. Rowling wants to appeal to children and their parents, and then she wants to wear the low cut dresses and the high, spike heels and tight clothes. Her taste in clothing seems to be closer to a forty year old Brittany Spears, only at forty -- one is SUPPOSED to know better.
It seems to me that The Three B**ches (3AM Girls) from the Mirror (I think it is) are amazingly nice to Rowling, considering that one of the old ones was an in-law of Russell Crowe. This was when they thought said in-law would actually contribute something from their source. Only then The Wife and Womb Unit got muzzled and relative was cut off from said source. I think she got fired for failing to achieve the goals set when she was hired.
I just don't understand. It would, on its own, be awful to slut-shame; I cannot comprehend how she can go straight from "Rowling wants to roll women's rights back to the Fifties. She is a filthy whore who is no better than she should be."
I had to google Russell's wedding pictures, just for sheer curiosity of what his Mrs wore (there's a really big go in one of the threads about how slutty it was).
Lysette is a complete prude. Oliver Cromwellian prude - you watch, she'll be calling for women to start wearing wimples again or something.
This explains a lot too:
Women have a problem. Women think that Sex and Love are the same thing. They think that if you are attracted to someone you have to love them, and they have to love you back. And sleeping with a man means that not only do you love him and want the house, marriage and baby carriage, but he does, too. The problem with this idea is that men to not feel that way at all. Men never think sex and love are the same thing. A man can sleep with a woman and walk away afterwards and never think of her again aside from that he had a good time. There was no love or obligation. Women get offended with "But I slept with you, and you never called!" Ginny acts a lot like a woman who thought the man was going to call in OotP because she was furious that Harry forgot about her in the Chamber. "Lucky you."
It's all about the sex. Of course Ginny was all "Lucky you" ... I'm sure she'd LOVE to forget about that particular year, being possessed by Voldemort and all that. Why is it that the biggest prudes and slut-shamers around are the ones who always see it in EVERYTHING?
Rowling wants to appeal to children and their parents, and then she wants to wear the low cut dresses and the high, spike heels and tight clothes. Her taste in clothing seems to be closer to a forty year old Brittany Spears, only at forty -- one is SUPPOSED to know better.
Lysette has a point:
Jo sure ain't looking too modest there; maybe regretting wearing that 'Brittany Spears' outfit? It's a great "I'm too embarrassed to smile" expression, isn't it?
Here's the wardrobe malfunction step by step ...
First we have the arrival, with Jo bearing - and baring - all, only to have things start to fall off/out:
Then people start shooting glances sideways at her, so a gallant knight tries to come to Jo's rescue:
I think this was the other 'wardrobe malfunction' event that madderbrad referred to, and he was right, it was 'priceless':
(Look at that third panel. HA HA HA HA!!!)
And that was the outfit that our Jo chose to wear to a public reading to children!!!
Seriously, do you consider that as appropriate? Lysette has a point on that one I think.
Women can wear what they feel attractive in as long as they are able to work it, as far as I'm concerned. And our lady Jo here was working both of those outfits, minor bra slips aside. (I mean, really, this is what the fuss is being kicked up over? Bra slips? It's not her whole breast or anything below the waist, and it's clearly just the material being obstinate and easily fixable. This is ridiculous.)
Of course, JKR could doll herself up like one of the YFZ plural wives, and then these idiots would go one and on about how ugly she is and that must be why she let ugly old Ginny "have" Harry.
Because, we all know that a woman either covers herself up from chin to ankle and is an old, washed up, invisible ugly person OR she dresses in a way she finds pretty that shows more of her person, which makes her a Whoooooooore.
God, she looks great. I do find it funny, but only in a way that makes me love her more. As if I would always wear perfect outfits and would never have to adjust my clothing if I was being photographed every time I went out in public for the last thirteen years of my life.
Look, I understand how this works. It goes something like this:
1. Disappointed shippers are hurt when they don't get their ship 2. Disappointed shippers want the author to feel or acknowledge their pain in some way 3. When they aren't satisfied (and even reasonable gestures by the author are never enough), they start wanting the author to be sorry at how mean they've been 4. When they realize the author will never be sorry about how the ships turned out, they start casting around for anything that the author needs to be sorry about, just so the author will finally apologize for something, isn't she an awful person.
But too bad, most human beings aren't desperate to find something for JKR to be ashamed/embarrassed about, and we don't follow her every move saying "Is she sorry now? Is she embarrassed now? Isn't she ashamed yet?"
There is nothing shameful about her whatsoever - and yes, there's nothing wrong with wearing that dress to read to children. What I do find kind of shameful is people who ought to know better taking all this awful old-fashioned tear-down-the-woman stuff and using it as a weapon just because they're bitter and disappointed.