Fearless Females: Pop Culture Role Models

I’m also at the Bitch Magazine blog today talking about pop culture role models for my Fearless Females!

I’m a feminist and a high school English teacher in the south suburbs of Chicago. Last year, one of the students in my class was inspired to start a group for girls at our school and approached me about sponsoring it. Of course I agreed! A few weeks ago, we tackled the topic of positive female role models in pop culture. The high school students came up with a list of eight current, mainstream “feminist idols” they and their friends look up to.

The list is a good insight into what interests teen girls these days, as well as hopefully a helpful resource. We talk a lot about degrading and regrettable portrayals of women in media, here are eight actresses and comedians my high schoolers are excited about supporting.

I’m not telling you who is on the list, though. You’ll have to read the article to find out.

Featured Image Credit: Gage Skidmore

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