He For She – Stand Together

Hermione wasn’t bossy. She was strong, and smart, and unafraid to stand up for what was right. Luna wasn’t weird. She was insightful, and loving, and brave. Ginny wasn’t weak. She was fearless, and clever, and kind.

These were the women we looked up to growing up. These were the women who taught us that being a woman does not, and should never limit you to what society dictates. A woman can be strong without being bossy, a woman can be quiet and insightful without being weird, a woman can be kind without being weak, and a woman can be herself without being less than a man.

Early on these women taught us that men and women are equal in talents and in capabilities, in strenghts and in weaknesses. That although we are different in many ways, where it matters, we are the same. We are human. They taught us how to respect one another, despite those differences. And they gave us the courage and strength to fight our own battles, to live our own lives, and to be who we truly are.

J.K. Rowling made sure her readers understood this, and lived by it. She filled our hearts with beautiful characters, like heroic mothers, men who understood the value and importance of women, boys who respected girls, and young witches like Hermione who kept us on the right path growing up. And it was because of this that somewhere along the way, we forgot that most women don’t have this privilege. Most women don’t know that gender equality can happen. Most women didn’t have Hermione to look up to as kids. So instead, Hermione came to them. Emma Watson stood in front of the world and reminded us that we all have a responsibility – men and women alike, to make sure equality is no longer a privilege, but a right.

Today on International Women’s Day, we urge you to take stand with us, a proud group of five women, who believe that change is not only vital, but possible.

“Ask yourself if not me, who? If not now, when?” – Emma Watson ‪#‎HeforShe‬ ‪#‎StandTogether‬

‪#‎InternationalWomensDay‬ ‪#‎PledgeforParity‬ ‪#‎PortkeyEvents‬
http://www.internationalwomensday.com
http://www.heforshe.org/en

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Hello from Portkey Events!

Hi, we are Portkey Events!

You must be thinking: “Oh, how dreadful, not another Harry Potter fandom group.” But you are wrong. Very. Wrong. Indeed.

We are first and foremost an events company. But our love for Harry Potter runs deep into our veins, so much so that we are getting ready for a major exciting event this coming September, so watch out for that!

We will keep you posted about our activities leading up to our major event on September, but we believe that an introduction is in order. Please check out the lovely faces of Portkey’s team.

 

 

And with that, we leave you for now. If you all don’t mind, we are going to get ready before some of you come up with a very clever idea of getting us killed, or worse, expelled.