My mom once gave me relationship advice that I think applies here: You need to marry someone who you both like and love, because there are going to be some days that you don't like him (or her), and that's when you love him. And there's some days you won't love him, and that's when you remember you like him. And there's going to be some days that you don't like or love him, and that's when you remember you made a commitment.
Most likely, you've heard that advice before. It's maybe the most said writing advice ever. And there are many reasons for that, and many good things that come from taking this advice. But there's one benefit that, to me, seems to be overlooked.
One of the pieces of advice often found when wandering the internet is to avoid the word "said" at all cost. And, well... this just isn't good advice.
One of the areas in the fictional female character's life that needs to be considered when trying to write, for lack of better terminology, a "strong female" is relationships.
Flags. It's a seemingly simple concept: a piece of cloth with a design on it that represents something. Simple, right?
Because we all use them.
Media, unfortunately, often dictates how certain groups of people are perceived in society. This is why representation is so important in TV, movies, and books. This need for representation goes beyond just race, gender, and sexuality. It is also important with personality types and niches of humans. For instance, the way awkward characters are treated is often a misrepresentation.
But everything has flaws in it, and Harry Potter is no exception. To me, the most annoying was her use of dialect, primarily with Hagrid.