12 Television Shows That Brought Feminism into the Mainstream in a Major Way

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Oftentimes watching old TV shows can seem weird, as certain dynamics become dated -- from the technology being referenced to the broader topics of conversation. But there are some shows that we can definitely put in the forward-thinking category -- shows that empowered women then, and, honestly, in many ways still do. Whether they pushed the boundaries in their day or simply helped create an open dialogue on many issues women faced, they all brought aspects of feminism into people's homes. 

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From sexuality and single motherhood to breastfeeding, here are 12 shows that got it right with their feminist POVs and sometimes managed to do so waaay before we were hashing out these issues on the Internet. Simply put, they put girl power in the mainstream.

 

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