Feminism The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked  

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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 The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Virginia Patrignani added Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
ElijahKaganer added Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur on sister network Telemundo and the book of the same name by Spanish ...more

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Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller Madam Secretary is an American political drama television series created by Barbara Hall and executive produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. It stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth ...more

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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Hejer added Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more

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The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Sarah Watson, starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. It is inspired by the life of former ...more

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
ElijahKaganer added Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more