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TV Shows to Raise Good Feminists

 by Danielle Maestretti

Tags: media, feminism, television, popular culture, feminist TV shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Feministe, Danielle Maestretti,

Buffy the Vampire SlayerOver at Feministe, a post on pro-feminist TV shows for kids kicked up a lively discussion, with commenters writing in to suggest everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Cosby Show. A lot of sci-fi shows seem to pop up (I was pleased to see a few Battlestar Galactica mentions, since it’s a smart show with a host of strong female characters), as do a number of British programs, like The Sarah Jane Adventures and The Worst Witch.

Check out the extensive list the folks at Feministe came up with. Can you think of any other kid-friendly shows that espouse pro-feminist values? Chat in the Utne salons.

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