18 Low-Key Feminist Icons From Your Favorite CW Shows

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Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

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Just because Rebecca Bunch describes herself as a feminist doesn’t mean she acts like one, and the entire premise of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is kind of dependent on Rebecca being a bad feminist who has trouble defining herself outside of the various personalities she creates to please men. Rachel Bloom‘s feminism actually came from poking fun at Rebecca’s lack of ~actual~ agency within her own life, but on the show’s final season, Rebecca finally is able to find herself as a complex and human identity rather than the sum of fictionalized parts. She’s a flawed and nuanced person, and the depiction of a character with actual flaws instead of dramatized ones make her the most realistic portrayal of feminism on television.

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