Book Ron was an interesting, attractive and relatable character, and I feel that the movies really unfairly relegated him to the position of comic relief. The dynamics of the trio had to be simplified into hero + heroine + mascot, and that robbed us of a truly fascinating…
For every girl who holds back from raising her hand in class, who stops herself from raising her voice, or who doubts herself and what she’s capable of: This video is for you.
For the rest of you reading this? Well, if you find yourself using the word in the video to describe young girls, I hope these girls — who are at the age where studies have shown girls’ self-esteem drops 3.5 times more than boys — remind you that words matter.
Now, girls: Speak up, take the lead, and let’s run this world.