International Women's Day is here, and it's a day that has been celebrated since 1909 when women first marched in New York City for the right to vote and be considered equal. Though it's been around and observed on March 8 since 1913, it's only recently risen back in popular consciousness. So what should you do besides wear purple? Last year, there was a "day without women" to remind men how much we do. If you choose to take the day off, these shows on Netflix for International Women's Day will help you remember what feminism looks like when you return to smashing the patriarchy tomorrow.
What is a feminist show and what does feminism look like? In the simplest terms, feminism is defined as "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." That's it. No more, no less. That means that women are as strong and equal in their characters to men. A feminist show is one where the female characters are allowed to be as fully fleshed out as the male ones. No moms and girlfriends left behind while the man adventures (or dead in the ground spurring him on). These are shows where women are front and center and fully realized as people.