#Feministtv 2018

This year, I’ve been excited to see many more women lead television programming (even Netflix has a category for it) but as a media critic, I can’t justify the addition of these shows or characters, when they are hindering the story or not contributing any sense of female empowerment. I hope one day we wouldn’t need a special category on Netflix, but until then, here are the folks who have created fantastic women characters and others that have failed in their attempt.

The Intersectional Feminism of Sense8

Okay, alright, by now you’re tired of everyone’s #renewsense8 rants but hear me out. The creators are transgender sisters, Lana and Lili Wachowski, the duo behind The Matrix, and the show features four women of color as their leads and they are all bad ass, smart women. What’s not to love? I wish I could see more characters like these on television, especially WOC in positions of power. These ladies have bigger problems than finding the perfect dress, shoes or guy.

Do I wish they had more WOC? Do I wish one of them was played by an afro-latina? Do I wish there was one cluster exclusively made up of WOC? YES, YES, YES!

But until then, here are my favorite intersectional feminist ladies of Sense8. These characters seem ideal pieces in a liberal agenda but their love, their family issues, their fears, and self-doubt make them real and total achievable #feminstgoals