Evil Geeks Women’s History Month Warriors: Hermione
You can’t really have the Harry Potter series without any of the important main characters, but the leading lady of our front-running trio in this series was actually my inspiration to ask the geeks about making a month long jaunt of spotlighting women warriors. I love a strong female role, and I love a woman with brains. Hermione is definitely a woman who fulfills both of those criteria, and is someone many girls and women can admire for many more reasons.
Hermione Granger is a girl with what many would call relatively plain looks when we first meet her in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It’s interesting that Rowling makes a point of describing her big, bushy hair and her big front teeth. It’s actually rather sad as women are so often judged by their looks, and even at the young age of 11 Hermione is already somewhat judged by her looks.
But Hermione proves she doesn’t have to be Jessica Alba to be attractive. First off, Hermione is the smartest witch in the entire school, which is even more of a feat knowing she is a muggle. And while she has moments where there is obviously no filter as she comments about how other people haven’t figured out what she has as quickly, she was housed in Gryffindor for a reason. Hermione can put the pieces together quicker than anyone else, and she has the heart to know how to act in the interest of what is just, fair, and right.
As the series continues Hermione continues to prove herself as both brave, kind, and quick-witted. While I think Ron, Harry and Hermione are all required for the story to be appropriate, Ron and Harry would never have survived or achieved as much as they have if it wasn’t for Hermione.
And being an animal right’s activist myself, I have to admit I found Hermione’s attempt at starting S.P.E.W. to protect the rights of house elves was adorable. Though if she really wanted to make a difference in the lives of those less privileged she should go vegan (sorry, sorry, that is the end of my plug).
Hermione, I will forever adore your intelligence, heart, and all the idiosyncrasies that come along with you.
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Posted on March 19, 2014, in Books, Geekology, Movies, Women's History Month Warriors and tagged harry potter, Hermione Granger, mudblood, muggle born, witch, women warriors, women's history month. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.