The Wednesday Weigh-In: Harry Potter edition

movie poster for the final HP film

LIKE OMG YOU GUYS the last Harry Potter film is about to drop. The cultural reach of this dynasty is hard to overstate. Like everywhere else in the world, Harry Potter has had quite an effect on the Feministing crew.

Zach Wahls grew up reading the series, and so did our very own Chloe, who has written about her unabashed love for Ginny Weasley.

The final film has been (rightly) branded as marking the “end of an era”. Even the movie poster above cleverly uses the phrase “It all ends here.” Which got me thinking about the end of this cultural movement. A lot of people seem to be concerned with what will come next, and have urged J.K. Rowling to write more books. Emma Watson has teared up on several occasions talking about the end of the series, and fans all over the world are expressing their distress. In a similar spirit, this week’s Wednesday Weigh-in is all about endings:

When was the last time you experienced the “end of an era”? What did you do, if anything, anything to mark it, mourn it, celebrate it, or help yourself transition out of it?

Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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