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A Feminist Goodbye (For Now) To “Harry Potter” and “Friday Night Lights”

Even more than that, the women in these stories have transcended being “good female characters” who subvert stereotyps into just being good characters, period; real ones, ones whose journeys we are, sometimes to a desperate extent, obsessed with.

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Hermione Granger: A Heroine Comes Into Her Own

Hermione, an always-wonderful sidekick, has moved onto center stage. Her emotions and choices, classically heroic, anchored a piece of the epic story that would have felt muddled and rootless without her.

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Our Little Wizards Are All Grown Up

Sex enters the Harry Potter universe, and the muggles are freaking out.

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