6 Feminist TV Shows You Can Watch Right Now

Sick of male protagonists saturating your television screen? It wouldn’t surprise us. Studies show that female characters in television shows only make up less than 40 percent of speaking roles—and when they do, those roles are too often trope-saturated, hypersexualized caricatures of real women.

But the last couple of years have brought us a handful of series that showcase strong, smart women in a wide variety of occupations and lifestyles. Here are a few feminist shows on television right now that you should not miss.

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Emily Mae Czachor is a print & digital journalism student at the University of Southern California and the senior culture editor of Neon Tommy. She is currently an editorial intern at Ms.