Who runs the world, girls.

fem·i·nism
ˈfeməˌnizəm/
noun
  1. 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.

Hidden Figures (2016)

hidden-figures-750x315_orig

This is in theaters now. Go see it. Then tell other people to go see it.

Good Girls Revolt (2016)

good-girls-revolt

RIP GGR. You deserved another season. I have already written about it here. Please watch it. It’s also based on this book.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show  (1970-1977)

original

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.

Parks and Recreation (2009-2014)

pawnee-goddess

Specifically – 404 (Season 4, Episode 4) Pawnee Rangers (Available on Netflix)

Separate by equal is never really equal.

Maude (1972-1978)

maude-54f785458fa03

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.

The Golden Girls (1985-1992)

 

Stay Golden. Unapologetic women over 50. It doesn’t more #oldladygoals than that.

 

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

MCDMOLI EC022

MONA LISA SMILE, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, Laura Allen, Julia Roberts, Ginnifer Goodwin, Julia Stiles, 2003, (c) Columbia

This is on Netflix at the moment. All girls should see this before they go to college.

Wild (2014)

wild

Based on the best selling memoir: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Pocahontas (1995)

s-l640

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.

Mulan

504852f4be1bc12c61ec76056a2310e5.jpg

Another excellent movie to watch with tiny-humans. Remember when Mulan secretly took her father’s place and then was a country saving badass?

Legally Blonde

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.

Jessica Jones

maxresdefault

For when you need the reminder, that you don’t need no man.

 

Gilmore Girls

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.

Bossypants (2011)

“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, Bossypants

41zav4ncy0l-_sx309_bo1204203200_

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

41z26bt4dl-_sx323_bo1204203200_

Nora Ephron is the queen of my life. Read everything she has ever written if you can.

The Yellow Wallpaper

8056961f5e8b867e7b314983c46c8689

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.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s