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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.

Image by Tc7, licensed under Creative Commons.

judithl
5/13/2009 1:39:06 AM

A lot of great TV shows (Oprah, Ellen, and the like) are popular these days. I really like the Today Show. Since the Today Show is so popular, it makes sense that the website that goes with it, Todayshow.com, would be popular as well. Todayshow.com is packed with a lot of great features. They have lots of news, interviews, book and film reviews, and a recipe section. The recipe section is diverse, having recipes for the perfect pound cake, fried chicken, even a recipe for a cowboy cut rib eye steak that makes the mouth water. Cowboy cut means leaving the bone in – for a handle; that's how a MAN eats, and it's worth a small payday loan for it. Some people would give a cash advance for a book full of recipes like you find on Todayshow.com. http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2009/05/06/todayshowcom-recipes-web-site/