I like how all of these 11-17 year olds are just going to school with vampires and werewolves and giant spiders and vicious three-headed dogs in their backyard, yet they need a permission slip with an iron-clad parent/guardian signature to go have a harmless butterbeer at the nearby wizarding village.
Okay, Hogwarts. Okay.
Because in the school they have the personnel and implement necesary if the giant spider/werewolf/vampire/ghostly horse bit off some student’s arm (and the three-headed dog is tamer than a plushie), but they have absolutely no control about what secret ingredient is slipped in the town’s butterbeer.
Homosexuality in India isn’t just jaywalking or pirating Game of Thrones illegal: It’s a 10-year prison sentence.
#5. Progress Doesn’t Always Stay That Way
[An 1861 law from the British Raj era called] Section 377 made it a criminal act to have sex with a matching set of genitals. In 2009, one of India’s highest courts repealed the law. The gay community cheered “Progress!” and for a while things looked to be on an upswing. Then, in 2014, our Supreme Court revisited the issue and concluded, “Wait, nope, being gay is still illegal.”