Movies with Strong Female Characters
Finding positive role models for girls in the movies isn't always as easy as it should be. So let's hear a round of applause for these films with empowering leading ladies. From memorable fictional characters like Elsa, Hermione, and Katniss to real-life heroes like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Misty Copeland, and Bethany Hamilton, strong, smart girls and women are getting the spotlight they deserve. Make sure to talk to kids of all genders about how women are portrayed in the media and what kinds of stereotypes they see. These discussions can counteract harmful messages kids get about body image, sexuality, and role models. For even more media picks with strong female characters, check out these books, games, and TV shows.