Can you fathom the wizarding world of Harry Potter without Hermione Granger?
Just imagine the disaster and horror that would await Harry and Ron if Hermione wasn't on that train!… https://t.co/AYCDniuOHM— Susannah Choate (@Susannah Choate)1504286781.0
It's a thought that's horrified plenty of people online this week.
Gaining steam under the #WithoutHermione hashtag on Twitter, Potter fans discussed all the bone-chilling ways the series would have been different without its leading witch.
#WithoutHermione, Quirrell would have jinxed Harry right off his broom. https://t.co/xbhXLfPvmg— Princess of Dancing Light (@Princess of Dancing Light)1504360716.0
The consensus? The books would have been an awful, incomplete tale that left the magical world a complete mess.
Without Hermione, Harry & Ron would have died & the wizarding world would have been in great peril… https://t.co/nz42hvM0Zv— ϟSarah Goharϟ (@ϟSarah Goharϟ)1504296354.0
Fans are pondering the unnerving premise thanks to an acceptance letter from Hogwarts' Professor McGonagall that went viral on Sept. 1.
"We are pleased to inform you that you have been added to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Waitlist," McGonagall begins. "Unfortunately, we are not able to allow you to come to Hogwarts at this time."
Photo by Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images.
That's why groups like She's the First are so instrumental in making a difference.
The organization funds scholarships and mentorships for girls in developing countries, as well other basics that students need to stay focused on their studies, like medicines, school uniforms, and healthy food. And you can get involved too.
Share the Hogwarts acceptance letter on social media, learn more and expand She's the First's efforts around the globe, and stay up to speed on the issue by following Potterwatch — an online effort by the Harry Potter Alliance to promote a variety of social justice causes.
"If the Harry Potter series has taught us anything, it’s that back to Hogwarts means back to action," the campaign's website reads. "So hop on the Hogwarts Express — it’s time we make sure that everyone can get on board."