Netflix has become a phenomenon for people all over the world! Almost everyone, throughout all ages, watches Netflix. It has tons of original series, movies and also several popular series and movies that are not directed by Netflix itself. Netflix is popular because it can be either watched on your smart TV, laptop or even phone! In other words, you can watch netflix anywhere and anytime (as long as you have a good connection of course). There are varieties of genres for the shows on Netflix but of course, what is a show without any sense of feminism? Voicing and delivering the message of female empowerment has become the purpose of many shows as it aims to educate others more about feminism or simply, women empowerment. Here are some netflix shows that we recommend you to watch, strictly for your women power!
1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a finished American sitcom that has four seasons. The show starts with the life of Kimmy Schmidt who has just gotten rescued from being kidnapped for 15 years. Due to not wanting to be seen as a victim, Kimmy moved to New York city with the idea of starting a new fresh life. The show focuses on Kimmy and 3 other main characters’ personal growth as they grasp their own ideal achievements and happiness. Kimmy ends up writing a children’s storybook that promotes the idea of female empowerment. Her book also teaches boys to be more kind and respect each other. This show will show you a comedic yet inspiring slice of life that has the sense of self-respect and female empowerment. If you want to binge something long and finished, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt might be the show for you!
GLOW, or also known for its full name Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, is actually inspired by a documentary with the same title in 2012. This show focuses on the thought of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s. The directors have the intention of creating a show that reflects the situation after the said movement. GLOW features an actress who is trying to make the end’s meet, Ruth Wilder, joined an audition that is called GLOW. She later had a problem with GLOW’s director, Sam Sylvia, especially after she learned that Sam wanted to cast Debbie Eagan, her ex best friend, as the main character. The show then focuses on the personal growth of the girls and the sense of individualism. If you like a little bit of wrestling and comedy, why not give GLOW a try?
3. One Day At A Time
One Day at a Time is based on a sitcom with the same title that was aired in 1975 – 1984 and directed by Norman Lear. This series focuses on the life of the family of Penelope Alvarez, a retired United States Army Nurse Corps, who is dealing with a lot of problems that derived from her time in the army. She left her husband and took her children with her since he is addicted to alcohol due to dealing with PTSD from his time in the army. She was afraid that her husband would hurt her and her children. The show features her dealing with her life as a single mother. Her daughter is also said to be lesbian and her coming out story was also featured. If you are a single mother or someone who is almost in the same condition of the main character, this show might help you in making your tiring life a little bit better!
4. The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina
Of course, The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina’s appearance in the list could be questionable but the female empowerment elements do unquestionably exist in the newest season. TCAS (The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina) is a show about a 16 year old girl who is half human and half witch. On her 16th birthday, she needs to choose either one. To be a human or a witch? What did she choose? Obviously both! The feminism elements are shown when Sabrina challenges the idea that the convent could only be led by a warlock, which is a man. The newest season also shows that a witch, Sabrina’s aunt Zelda Spellman, is the one who is currently leading the convent with a group of witches that they called as The Order of Hecate. If you like female empowerment with a twist of fantasy, witchcraft and mythology in it, then TCAS is the best netflix show for you!
Some might hate the element of feminism in movies and television shows. But hey, someone needs to address the issues in some lighter way right? So what are you waiting for? Sit down and relax as you enjoy and get inspired by these awesome netflix shows!
Written by: Muhammad Mustaqim Abdul Rahman