All∙I∙want∙in∙my∙life

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

esculentesset:

relahvant:

fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.
I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.
But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.
Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.
Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg

If it has absolutely nothing to do with her gender, why didn’t we hate Snape nearly as much? Snape who emotionally and verbally ABUSED his students every day for years. Snape who traumatized at least one student so badly that he was the one thing that student feared most in the world.If this is just about having that “one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you,” why weren’t we all up in arms over Snape and hating the FUCK out of Snape and still hating Snape, because he did a lot more damage in his years at Hogwarts than Umbridge did in her one. It’s ok, I’ll wait.

i dont know the HP series that well, but from what I gathered its because Snape was very upfront about the way he was. Very upfront, blunt, and aggressive about his assholeness. Plus didn’t he end up being a good guy anyway?
But umbridge from what I say was very PASSIVE aggressive . A trait most people(me included) tend to dislike very very much. Pretend you’re being nice and sweet, when so many things you do massively undercut that.
If someone like  snape irl  did something assholeish and unnecessary and even abusive, most adults and other figures would believe it and address it. If someone like umbridge irl  did the same thing, it could possibly be swept aside, and she could use that to abuse her power more. 
this is all speculation though really. Also. Why are people trying to defend umbridge? From what I remember, she really was terrible. Tumblr always making SOMETHING about SJ issues.

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

esculentesset:

relahvant:

fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.

I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.

But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.

Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.

Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg

If it has absolutely nothing to do with her gender, why didn’t we hate Snape nearly as much? Snape who emotionally and verbally ABUSED his students every day for years. Snape who traumatized at least one student so badly that he was the one thing that student feared most in the world.
If this is just about having that “one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you,” why weren’t we all up in arms over Snape and hating the FUCK out of Snape and still hating Snape, because he did a lot more damage in his years at Hogwarts than Umbridge did in her one.
It’s ok, I’ll wait.

i dont know the HP series that well, but from what I gathered its because Snape was very upfront about the way he was. Very upfront, blunt, and aggressive about his assholeness. Plus didn’t he end up being a good guy anyway?

But umbridge from what I say was very PASSIVE aggressive . A trait most people(me included) tend to dislike very very much. Pretend you’re being nice and sweet, when so many things you do massively undercut that.

If someone like  snape irl  did something assholeish and unnecessary and even abusive, most adults and other figures would believe it and address it. If someone like umbridge irl  did the same thing, it could possibly be swept aside, and she could use that to abuse her power more.

this is all speculation though really. Also. Why are people trying to defend umbridge? From what I remember, she really was terrible. Tumblr always making SOMETHING about SJ issues.

(Source: phoebebuffay)