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Are there any good feminist series and positive female TV shows on air today in 2016-2017? The television landscape is filled with feminist shows any strong woman will love. One of the goals of feminism is to place high profile female characters in television roles where they are in charge. The female protagonists on this list include women who are politicians, doctors, lawyers, CIA agents, writers, wanna-be Queens, scientists, and even superheroes - but which of these shows do feminists like the most?

What’s a feminist, you aks? The simplest definition of feminism is that it’s the pursuit of equality among the sexes. If you think of the traditional television roles of females 50 years ago, you can imagine a lot of doting housewives who stay at home and cater to the demands of their husbands. Even 10 years ago, you would have seen a lot of females scantily dressed playing inferior roles with limited speaking parts. But the times are a-changing, and more and more television shows star strong female characters in lead roles. The best feminist TV shows currently airing new episodes list here feature badass ladies who are getting sh*t done.

There’s still a long way to go in terms of gender equality. However, there are a slew of positive female characters currently on TV. Make your voice heard. Vote up the top current examples of feminist television, or add any other great shows for women that aren't already listed.

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Grace and Frankie Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Wynonna Earp Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Melanie Scrofano

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Broad City Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
The OA Brit Marling

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The Fall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
The Fall Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

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Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Madam Secretary Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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Transparent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Transparent Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Judith Light

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
The Fosters Lenny Henry, Isabelle Lucas, Norman Beaton

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Inside Amy Schumer Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston

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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Cold Case Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana

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Feud is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Master of None Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Lena Waithe

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love

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Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current TV Shows That Feminists Love
Portlandia Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan