How Hermione Granger Went From Literary Witch To Powerful Feminist Symbol
Huffington Post - 8 months
The Women’s March on Washington was littered with references to Hermione Granger.
“When Voldemort is president, we need a nation of Hermiones!” read one sign, which was posted on Twitter on Jan. 22, 2017, the day after more than 3.5 million people around the nation marched in solidarity with women’s rights.
“Without Hermione, Harry would’ve died in book 1,” read another.
In 1997, readers were first introduced to the brilliant and bookish character in Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone ― a young witch born to Muggle (non-magical) parents, with lots of “bushy brown hair and rather large front teeth.” In 2017, Hermione’s face is on protest signs around the world. She’s been reimagined as the center of the Harry Potter series, tasked with battling the patriarchy. You can even purchase posters, T-shirts and embroidered crafts on Etsy that ask “What Would Hermione Do?”
Over two decades, the young British witch from J.K. Rowling’s eponymous Harry Potter series has grown fro...
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