6 Movies You Must Watch If You Consider Yourself A Feminist

6 Movies You Must Watch If You Consider Yourself A Feminist

Grab some popcorn and a drink and buckle up for the best feminist movie marathon ever!
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Let's be real here, the systematic oppression of women is real and prevalent in today's society. That's why you've likely only heard of feminist books and movies in your women's studies classes. But, if you're like me and don't have time for women's studies classes in your very busy schedule, then you have to do your feminist research on your own. Lucky for you, I've done all the work for you. So grab some popcorn and prepare yourself for the best feminist movie marathon you'll ever see.

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1. "Thelma and Louise"

"Thelma and Louise" is a classic that you've probably heard referenced a thousand times. When it was released, there was an uproar from society basically because women were playing roles loaded with typically male traits (violence, aggression, guns, etc.). Thelma and Louise are two total badasses who basically take down any men who don't treat them right all while on the lam. You'll want to watch it again and again.

2. "Legally Blonde"

Okay, so you've probably seen this one, BUT did you recognize all the strong feminist themes? Elle, played by Reese Witherspoon, is the epitome of what it is to be a woman and be powerful. She shows us that we don't need men (or anyone for that matter) to help us to achieve greatness. She does it all on her own in the face of great adversity.

3. "Mulan"

Alright, so you've probably seen this one too. But as a kid you probably didn't see what a true feminist Mulan was. She risks her life and her honor, all of her possible prospects for marriage, to save her father from harm. Additionally, she kicks ass in the army, out fighting all the men. Mulan could sure as hell make a man out of you, even if Shang couldn't.

4. "Matilda"


Aside from being one of the best movies of all time, "Matilda" was a true feminist. Matilda herself showed strength and power even as a child facing oppression from her father and family. Not to mention, Miss Honey was an independent woman who didn't need no man from day one. All in all, great movie with strong female leads.

5. "Dark Girls"

"Dark Girls" is an amazing documentary that discusses the prejudices associated with skin color, particularly, women of color. True feminism is inclusive and intersectional, so this documentary is more than fitting to any feminist. Be careful, this is one you'll be talking about for months.

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6. "Obvious Child"

I saved the best for last. "Obvious Child" is one of my all-time favorite movies. It's a comedy that follows a woman who has a one-night stand, becomes pregnant, and then faces choices about abortion - while also falling for the guy. You already can't go wrong with the hilarious Jenny Slate, but this movie is SO FUNNY. Not to mention one of the only movies you can find that doesn't demonize or vilify abortion.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.
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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.


14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.


You're finally back to your old self.

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10 Reasons I'm Chandler And Phoebe's Love Child

I'm the walking depiction of the combination of two of your favorite "friends."

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1. I'm always talking.

The GIF basically does the explaining for me..

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2. People who can't be independent annoy me.

This GIF basically covers this one too..

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3. I have impeccable dance moves...  

....or rather the lack thereof

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4. Slight temper may be an understatement.

I could make a sailor blush if I wanted to. Thanks for the extensive vocabulary, mom!

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6. Ever so slightly perverted

I could make basically anything perverted with a look, sound, or phrase to add onto it. It's a gift.

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7. PIVOT

Doesn't matter the time, occasion, or mood. I can always find a reason to yell this. And yes, sometimes I do say it like Chandler.

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8. What I mean 90% of the time when friends invite me to something.

​Sorry girls😂😅

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