Seeking catharsis through gripping, unconventional dramas? There are plenty of shows featuring compelling feminist characters streaming on Netflix to carry you through the coming months.
“So many professional black women who reach the highest ranks of their professions wear the armor, as Annalise does. … To err is human. But if you live in a society that doubts your humanity as a black person, let alone as a black woman, then the stakes are higher for those struggles and perceived failings. Every imperfection is used as proof positive of what white supremacy says about black people.”
Looking for a smart comedy to take your mind off the current state of the world? there are plenty of shows featuring compelling feminist characters streaming on Netflix to carry you through the coming months.
Parents around the country (including feminist professor and media scholar Aviva Dove-Viebahn) have spent more time recently browsing streaming services like Netflix in search of fun—and feminist—content. Dove-Viebahn and her six-year-old daughter are happy to recommend these five kid-friend feminist faves!
Celebrities kicked off the new year with a series of rousing speeches on political topics like climate change, abortion and even escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran—and some women in the crowd even made history.
2019 was a banner year for awesome films and television shows written, created and fronted by women—it was the year that female-empowerment productions broke records and that women showrunners and directors changed national perspectives on critical matters, such as abuse and mental health, and made us heartily laugh.
As states continue to obstruct access to abortion, Hollywood spent 2019 taking a different approach—including abortion in plotlines that convey both the political and personal nature of the procedure and help demystify the issue for audiences.
The launch of Disney+ raised a critical question: To what extent can a multinational conglomerate further social equality when it has so much prejudice in its past? (And why isn’t “The Proud Family” available to stream?)
“The Kingmaker” is a fascinating story of behind-the-scenes power and corruption. “Back to Life” gets really dark—and really funny.
On HBO, “Mrs. Fletcher” enlists an all-women directing team to tell the story of a woman’s sexual awakening and “Saudi Women’s Driving School’ explores how the right to drive has impacted women’s lives. In theaters, “Netizens” shines a light on digital harassment—and on Netflix, Jenny Slate takes to the stage to tell her story.