Rowling Says Lupin’s Lycanthropy a Metaphor for HIV: Critical Linking: September 10, 2016

“Lupin’s condition of lycanthropy was a metaphor for those illnesses that carry a stigma, like HIV and AIDS,” Rowling reveals in the book.

“All kinds of superstitions seem to surround blood-borne conditions, probably due to taboos surrounding blood itself.



So what did happen? What did Shriver say in her keynote that could drive a woman who has heard every slur under the sun to discard social convention and make such an obviously political exit?

A reader walks out of Lionel Shriver’s keynote at a conference for totally understandable reasons.


The principal of an Alice Springs college regrets that a student “with an interest in history and politics” was allowed to dress up as Adolf Hitler for book week.


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