Women We Love On TV
Hollywood is notorious for writing weak female characters who are stuck in stereotypical roles, but sometimes shows come along that portray women in more positive and multidimensional roles. These women tell us that we can be strong and independent, and while we might have weaknesses, we can rise above them. Here are several women who are kicking butt and taking names on TV.
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Olivia Benson, Law & Order: SVU
Olivia Benson is one tough New York City police officer who, over 17 seasons on the show, has risen from detective to lieutenant. Played by Mariska Hargitay, Benson is a tough but understanding cop who constantly fights for justice for the victims of the crimes she investigates. Taylor Swift even named her cat Detective Olivia Benson.
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Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones
When someone has the title Mother of Dragons, she's probably not someone to mess with. Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clark, is a fierce and indestructible female character on Game of Thrones, but she isn’t the only one—the show is full of strong women.
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Olivia Pope, Scandal
Played by the equally amazing Kerry Washington, Olivia Pope gets stuff done, even with all of the scandalous events she finds herself and her clients involved in. Not only is she a fantastic African-American female lead character (which is still pretty rare these days) the show has been constantly applauded for its real and relatable storylines.
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Michonne, The Walking Dead
The sword-wielding and walker butt-kicking Michonne is a fan favorite on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Played by Danai Gurira, Michonne has not only has survived the zombie apocalypse so far, but when we first met her on the show, she was toting around two chained-up walkers to protect herself, and has consistently been a great addition to Rick’s group.
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Kara Danvers (Kara Zor-El), Supergirl
Supergirl is proof that we don’t always need a man to save us—it could be a strong woman who comes to our rescue. Kara Danvers, played by Melissa Benoist, is constantly struggling to impress her boss and live a normal life while at the same time saving the world from villains and their evil plots. All in a day’s work!
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