18 Low-Key Feminist Icons From Your Favorite CW Shows
Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill)
Brooke Davis is a feminist icon because Sophia Bush is a feminist icon, full stop. One Tree Hill could have easily been another male-centric story where the women serve only as the romantic interests they were introduced as in the first season, but Brooke responds to heartbreak by becoming a character that basically everyone can agree was lightyears ahead of her time. She becomes student body president, refuses to accept anything she didn’t work for and has a plethora of women-supporting-women quotes as she encourages Peyton, Haley, and her other friends to define themselves and believe in their power.