- the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
Went to a Women’s March last weekend? Think powerful/strong/smart women are awesome. Interested in stories about awesome women or equality?
All/Some/None of the above and looking for good media to consume? Here are some of my favorites. Note: obviously this is not a complete list of great feminist media, just some of what I have consumed and loved. I also love suggestions.
This is in theaters now. Go see it. Then tell other people to go see it.
RIP MTM. This is a must watch for all the ladies out there, before you get “old” (30), according to television ratings. Also this was created by James L. Brooks, one of the co-creators of The Simpsons.
Specifically – 404 (Season 4, Episode 4) Pawnee Rangers (Available on Netflix)
Separate by equal is never really equal.
Maude was the first television show to talk about abortion. I don’t care what your stance is on abortion. I think it is important to have women talk about it. You can thank Norman Lear for this one.
Stay Golden. Unapologetic women over 50. It doesn’t more #oldladygoals than that.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
This is on Netflix at the moment. All girls should see this before they go to college.
Based on the best selling memoir: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Remember when Pocahontas saved John Smith, and was an all around badass? This is a great movie to watch when you have tiny-humans to hang out with. Also an excellent way to explain that the Europeans stole land from the Native Americans.
Another excellent movie to watch with tiny-humans. Remember when Mulan secretly took her father’s place and then was a country saving badass?
I have already written about my love for Elle Woods/Legally Blonde here. Please read it. Elle Woods is a feminist icon for my generation. Every girl should watch Legally Blonde at least once.
Pride & Prejudice
I know what you’re thinking? Legally Blonde and Pride & Prejudice on the same list? Legally Blonde and Pride & Prejudice can be on the same list. Feminism is inclusive. Elizabeth Bennet is an OG feminist badass. I don’t care which theatrical version you love. Please read the book, see both the 2005 film and 1995 mini-series and tell your friends.
For when you need the reminder, that you don’t need no man.
For when you need a reminder that you can do it on your own. Watch it as a reminder that feminist lady friends are great to have. Watch it as a reminder that it is okay to need help. Also, you can watch this show solely for Paris Gellar if you want.
“MAKE STATEMENTS also applies to us women: Speak in statements instead of apologetic questions. No one wants to go to a doctor who says, “I’m going to be your surgeon? I’m here to talk to you about your procedure? I was first in my class at Johns Hopkins, so?” Make statements, with your actions and your voice.”
― Tina Fey,
Nora Ephron is the queen of my life. Read everything she has ever written if you can.
This is a short, excellent read. I use it as a reminder to be careful about the people I allow into my world. You are important, take care of yourself.
Feminism isn’t a dirty word. Equality is
cool necessary. Women of all race, religion, sexual orientation, style, economic status– have amazing stories to tell.