BADASS, STRONG, SMART WOMEN IN FICTION | THE BLOGGER EXTRAVAGANZA
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Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza was created by the lovely Rachel over at Beauty and the Bookshelf, and it is a blogging “challenge” that attempts to get bloggers to post bookish content outside of just reviews, memes and tags. It’s a way to showcase the many ways to blog about books without it getting repetitive and monotonous. It runs from March 9th to March 30th. There are three posts scheduled in a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). On many days, you’ll get the option to choose between two topics! And yes, I am a day late but stay with me.
Today’s topic is an ode to women, in honor of International Women’s Day which was on March 8th. In this post I will showcase some of my favorite female characters. I may include a couple from movies or TV series because I can't leave them out.
TO ANNABETH CHASE, WHO TAUGHT ME THAT KNOWLEDGE IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPONS!
The Percy Jackson series is one of my all time favorites partly due to the hilarious banter and jokes and plot. But also due to the strong female character, Annabeth Chase. I might not have even read it if I didn't know for sure that one of the main characters was a strong, kickass female. Annabeth isn't only a total badass with a sword but she's also extremely smart who often gets herself and her friends out of tough situations using her intellect. She teaches girls everywhere that you don't have to be good at sports or something like that to be strong.
TO HERMIONE GRANGER, WHO TAUGHT ME TO ALWAYS FIGHT FOR WHO YOU LOVE AND TO STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN!
The Harry Potter series was introduced to me by my mom and I love the series to death. Part of the reason is because Hermione Granger is such a wonderful character. She loves her friends with all her heart and will always fight for them no matter what. From when she saved Ron and Hermione from a mountain troll, to altering her parent's memories just to keep them safe, she was always protecting and fighting for the people she loved. Hermione will also always stand up for what she believes in. She created SPEW to stand up for the house-elves. She helped rescue Buckbeak and she is never not willing to snap at someone who bullied one of her friends. Hermione's ability to stand up for others and to fight for the ones she loves has taught me to do the same.
TO KATNISS EVERDEEN, WHO TAUGHT ME THAT BRAVERY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEAUTY!
Katniss was never concerned about how she looked. She stood up for her sister and that was all she ever wanted. She never wanted to be a pawn who was dressed and primped at every occasion. She knew that standing up for herself and others was one of the most important things and she has taught girls all over the world that lesson.
TO ALLISON ARGENT WHO TAUGHT ME YOU CAN BE PRETTY AND KICKASS!
Allison Argent is on the TV show Teen Wolf and she is very pretty but totally kickass with a bow and arrow. She never hesitates to stand up for her friends even if it could cost her, her life. She cares about her friends and is brilliant at fighting in order to help them.
TO CINDER WHO TAUGHT ME THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO CONFORM TO SOCIETY!
Cinder is one of the main character in The Lunar Chronicles series and she doesn't care what people think. She's a cyborg who is disgraced by society but she stands up for what she thinks is right and is eventually rewarded for it but she didn't do it for a reward. She was just helping who she cares about.
That's all for today's post. I may add more later but those were the main ones. There are obviously tons of other strong women such as Rey from The Force Awakens, Emma Swan from Once Upon a Time, Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Adelina from The Young Elites, but the women above are some very obvious standouts. Let me know about your favorite strong, badass and smart women in fiction or link me to your post! See you all soon!