In honor of Woman's history Month here is an ONTD original post featuring the current feminist in television today. Television has had many characters in the past like Maude, Buffy, and Murphy Brown. Despite changing times we've had shows with women as presidents, doctors, and even super powered crime fighters. These women on this list kick butt in their own unique ways.
11. Nikita from Nikita
"I'm here to protect the innocent. I'm not going to lose myself in the process because if I do, Amanda wins. I'm not going to let that happen."
10. Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers
"I'm sick of acting like a dumb, helpless girl just so a hot boy who dances his feelings will notice me. That's not who I am. I'm a smart, strong, sensual woman."
9. Jane Kerkovich-Williams from Happy Endings
"I took control of my destiny. I changed my birthday. I am Queens Boulevard."
8. Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons
"I'm never ever apologizing because I was standing up for a just cause and you were wrong, wrong, wrong! Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to my room"
7. Olivia Benson from Law and Order SVU
" Vicki, if I have to live with you for the next 20 years, I promise you he is never going to touch you again. "
6. Mindy Lahiri from The Mindy Project
“Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair.”
5. Britta Perry from Community
"Fine! I cared. I'm a girly girl. I like boys, and I don't like it when they're mean to me, and I don't like it when they stop kissing me and start kissing my friends, I'm not that cool, I'm not JUNO, homeslice. "
4. Alicia Florrick from The Good Wife
"You don't supervise my kids spontaneously. You don't take them to prison. You don't just try and phone me. You phone me. You respect me as a mother or you leave!"
3. Joan Watson from Elementary
"Trusted you? I've been glued to your side for weeks now and you've refused to show even the tiniest bit of your personal history. You know what Sherlock, I don't trust because thanks to you we're basically still strangers."
2. Peggy Olson from Mad Men
"You know, I just saved this company. I signed the first new business since Lucky Strike left. But it's not as important as getting married. Again. "
1. Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation
" I'm a feminist, okay? I would never ever go to a strip club. I've gone on record that if I had to have a stripper's name, it would be Equality. But I'm willing to sacrifice all that I've worked for just to put a smile on your perfect little face. So don't blow this. "
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ONTD who did you look up to on television?