Recently MTV announced the nominees for the MTV awards and aside from my favorite kiss not being nominated, which is not really a huge issue, I’m just irrationally upset because my OTP isn’t nominated, but I do have an issue with the fact that Katniss Everdeen is not nominated for best hero.
Nominees for best hero:
- Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel
- Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3
- Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World
- Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down
Yes, there is always the argument that Katniss is not yet a hero because she hasn’t fought the war yet so she SHOULD be nominated for best hero when Mockingjay part 2 comes out, but this was MTV’s opportunity to not look like sexist shitheads and actually put a fucking female in this category.
According to MTV this year, only men can be heroes.
The thing is, Katniss Everdeen has been a hero since the start of the series. She isn’t a superhero. She doesn’t have any magical weapons. She doesn’t have a super suit. She has herself, she has her strength, she has her skills and compassion to fight back with and to me THAT IS A HERO.
She fights with compassion and as closed off as she may seem, she truly cares for people and wants to save them hence why she gets herself in situations because she can’t help BUT fight back. She’s a teenage girl WHO IS EVEN MORE KICKASS THAN ANY OF THESE MEN ON THIS LIST. As a woman, it would have meant everything to me for Katniss to be in this category because people always throw the women to the waste side. Katniss Everdeen, deserves to be in this category.