Monday, October 22, 2007

Alright. I'll give my useless opinion.

On the whole Dumbledore thing.

I'm irritated. I really am. I'm irritated at J.K. Not because I care that he is gay, but because I don't care. It's not like the rest of the characters had to have their sexual orientation spelled out. It is irrelevant to the plots of any of the stories. And I DON'T CARE! But, now we have to be talking about it and debating it and discussing whether it's something my kids should be exposed to. And the fact is completely irrelevant.

I don't sit down with my children and say, "OK honey. Al and Charlie (our next door neighbors that we adore) are gay." and explain all of the implications (moral, ethical, social, cultural) that it involves. Just as we don't sit down and say, "Rafael and Yoli (our other next door neighbors that we adore) are Puerto Rican." and explain all of the implications (moral, ethical, social, cultural) that that involves. The best way we explore diversity is by seeing the person outside of the context of their diverseness.

and besides I'm still convinced that there was something going on with McGonagall.

1 comments:

Jenni said...

LOL. I don't understand why Rowling felt compelled to add that little p.s. What does it prove? How does it help?

Still love the books, will always love the books.