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Hermione Granger and Gdmn Patriarchy!
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:14:12 PM »
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Re: Hermione Granger and Gdmn Patriarchy!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 01:40:29 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXWBuoYc8SI

This is funny.
That made no sense, it's not HP from Hermione's perspective at all. It's "Harry potter rewritten by a feminist with Hermione as the main character" which in its own right would be interesting, but the title on that video is misleading. The vast majority of things in that just didn't happen, in the films or in the books. Shame really, because it'd have been an interesting experiment to see it all from her point of view.

The bit about the fact that they would have died without her is a bit stupid - they all saved each other's lives at various points, and they would not have succeeded without all three of them. Claiming Hermione's contribution is greater than that of Harry and Ron just because she is female is patronising to women.

Also, the books made it very clear that Hermione was exceptionally good at memorising spells, and Harry and Ron (and others) never failed to acknowledge this, so it's not like they just took all the credit while she did all the work as the video suggests. In the original story she's a great example of a strong, independent and well rounded female character, which I guess is why that video just seems a bit weird :D
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Re: Hermione Granger and Gdmn Patriarchy!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 07:54:13 PM »
Yeah but it was still pretty funny. :P
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