Now that I have dissed on one of the feminist book of 2016 here, what are the alternative? What are the positive (female) role models I would recommend? These recommendations are not for females alone, it is for all genders.
Note – To be honest, I am unable to offer resources for people of all genders (like trans) or all sexualities because I have limited time and can only consume a certain amount of media (in terms of books, movies, blogs, and TV) and I will look for relevant resources should the need arise in my life.
- Zita the Spacegirl series
- Delilah Dirk Series
- Giant Days series
- D.I Kim by Angela Marsons – Well, women have their demons too but smart, strong women for the go.
- Amy Stewart’s Kopp Sisters series – I loved this one.
Many of the shows I watch have excellent strong female role models (I am surprised as I thought of it for this article because I wasn’t analyzing it when I was watching them that way).
The Arrow – Felicity, Thea, Sarah & Laurel Lance, the villains – all smart, intelligent, funny, amazing women and some are lesbians/bisexual.
DC Legends of Tomorrow – Sarah Lance is a lesbian leader of the group. She is smart, strong and an excellent warrior.
SuperGirl – The main characters are strong women. There are coming out scenes and same gender relationships.
The Flash – Again, no shortage of strong, intelligent women with healthy relationships. There are 2 interracial relationships at the moment now. The women are strong, decisive, intelligent and give great advice.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead – Strong women. They are smarter than men actually.
Lucifer – Again, the women are strong with a better moral compass and all of this without hating.
Now that I think of it, there are so many healthy role models around. We don’t really need a book spewing hatred to teach feminism.