From Rey in Star Wars to Elsa in Frozen, cinema is catching up with the fact that women are powerful, capable people and giving them roles where they can show it. In the past decade, more and more films have started coming out with strong female leads everyone can look up to — and this could be an important tool to reach your kids if you know where to look. While kids movies are incorporating more and more feminist messaging, there are plenty of all-ages movies that center strong women too, so read on to make sure that your next family movie night passes the Bechdel test.
Feminism is all about equality, something everyone should teach their child as soon as possible, and movies are one of the easiest ways for kids to understand upfront what feminism is all about. Movies can help teach them about powerful women who exist in the world and the importance of following your dreams no matter what. Whether your kid loves cartoons more than anything or they’re ready for a good biopic, we promise — there’s a feminist film out there that will speak to them, or at least get them used to seeing female characters treated with equal importance as their male counterparts.
These kid-friendly movies will light a spark in future feminists of any age — so grab the popcorn, get settled on the couch, and enjoy.
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