Everybody loves infographics!

So over at Next Movie (which I found via BuzzFeed), they have posted an infographic relating to young adult film heroines of the past season or two. Have a look (and of course click to embiggen):

Don't get confused, know your girls!

Now, I think that this is a great idea, but executed without a great deal of thought. Every single one of them is “shy/quiet?” I mean, they are all white, which is its own problem, but surely Hermione is neither of these things? Or Julie? Or even Katniss, though she doesn’t talk much? How, exactly, does Bella Swan qualify as a “fighter?” Do we know specifically that Hermione is a virgin? Does that sort of thing help us quantify our heroines in some way? Those are a few examples of issues I have with this particular image, but we’d love to hear your thoughts (agree? disagree? further questions/complaints?) – talk to us in the comments!

– Nissa

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