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5 Feminist Shows to Watch This Fall

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This fall’s crop of new network TV shows certainly has the ladies in mind — from sitcoms to crime dramas to 1960s-set dramas (thanks for that, Mad Men!), every network seems to have turned into Television for Women. But just because a series has female main characters doesn’t make it feminist; yes, that means you, Playboy Club and Charlie’s Angels. Here, our seasonal picks for the most female-friendly shows on the dial:

A character on Grey’s Anatomy had an abortion

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As a long-time advocate for showing abortion on television and a devoted Grey’s Anatomy fan (seriously, I even stuck with it through the ill-advised supernatural turn), I was thrilled about what happened on last week’s season premiere. It was one of those rare television events: a character actually got an abortion.

The new fall TV season is dominated by women

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Studio 360 has a new article about gender in the fall TV lineup and it’s good news for women actors:

Hold On. Are The Kardashians Feminists?

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I’m the first to admit it: I’ve got a soft spot for Keeping up with the Kardashians and all their spinoffs. Who can resist them? That’s right, you can’t. They’re irresistible. I was chatting on the phone earlier today with one of my best friends about who our favorite sister was (hint: Khloé), and as we were discussing recent nuptials it hit me: I think these ladies might be an interesting example of modern-day feminism.

How Bad is “The Playboy Club”?

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Pretty bad, according to Gail Dines (Wheelock College).  Here’s her take:

OMG, Ponies! (Or… my love affair with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

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I always thought my friend Sarah summed up the appeal of My Little Pony the best: Once you believe in rainbow-coloured ponies who can talk, there isn’t much limit to your imagination.

Watch out for the Big Girls: Some Thoughts on TLC’s Big Sexy

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One of TLC’s latest unscripted shows, Big Sexy, has been hailed by some critics as a “plus-sized Sex and the City.” The show follows five fluffy friends who live in New York City and work in the beauty industry. Viewers get to tag along as the ladies traverse the ups-and-downs of careers, romantic life, and sisterhood in the Big Apple.

TBS Prepares to Air Birth of a Nation: The Black Women’s Edition Weekly

From: discoverfeminism.com |

A movie is one thing. A television show which comes on weekly and then is broadcast in syndication to television sets in private residences is another thing. Behold Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - headed to television sets all over the country and your workplace water cooler the next morning.

Fullmetal Alchemist…my new favorite Anime show!!!

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A friend told me about the series and I’ve been hooked ever since. I welcomed Netflix into my life and let the wildfire spread. I’m not really an Anime fan. I mean some of the stuff that they have out is just waiting to give me a seizure. Like the show Yu-Gi-Oh, even the name sounds odd. I’ve caught my boyfriend watching it, that and Pokemon. So I steer clear from Anime franchises, just because they’re mind-numbing. But Fullmetal Alchemist makes you think. I’m only on Brotherhood part 1: Episode 7. The series starts out with action and with much confusion I try to piece together what happened.

SF Talking Points: Mary Tyler Moore Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Being Awesomely Feminist

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TV’s Original Sexy Feminist Makes It After All: Our beloved Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with the Screen Actors Guild’s lifetime achievement award in January. We second the nomination, incidentally: Moore revolutionized the TV housewife as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the ’60s, daring to be a mom and spouse who was not only sexy and smart, but — gasp — wore capri pants instead of house dresses. She went on to make the world safe for single ladies as the excruciatingly loveable Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Happy 45th Anniversary, Star Trek!

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It’s the 45th anniversary of Star Trek today! I fell in love with the show during Star Trek: The Next Generation’s run, and in rewatching it with my sister I’ve been realizing a lot of stuff I didn’t notice the first time ’round. For one, I’d never really thought about how many minorities, women and people of all ages are just there, both in the background and the foreground. There was more diversity on the Enterprise-D or even the original series than I see in most movies today. No wonder I could always see myself on the Enterprise!

SF Talking Points: Mary Tyler Moore Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Being Awesomely Feminist

From: discoverfeminism.com |

TV’s Original Sexy Feminist Makes It After All: Our beloved Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with the Screen Actors Guild’s lifetime achievement award in January. We second the nomination, incidentally: Moore revolutionized the TV housewife as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the ’60s, daring to be a mom and spouse

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