"I’m a female writer and, what’s interesting about the Wizarding World is, when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can fight just the same as a man can fight, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic and I consider that I’ve written a lot of well-rounded female characters in these books." - Jo Rowling
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But when you grow up reading these books, you don’t think these women are powerful just because “strength is taken out of the equation”, you just think these women are powerful because…they simply are. And their power is varied: clever, terrifying, kind, intriguing, self-preserving, self-sacrificing, batty, loyal, maternal, romantic, realistic,essential and (so importantly) they are the norm. Not just in the Wizarding World, but in the developing-minds of the children that read them: women with varied power are essential to these books, and they are seen as essential in the real world in the mind of the reader. With these books we got to grow up knowing that Hermione was essential to that story, and we are essential to this one.
(Source: abraxaes, via hermione-hair)