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    19 Times Leslie Knope Shut Down Sexism On "Parks & Rec"

    "Maybe it's time for more women to be in charge" —Leslie Knope

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    1. When she had the best possible comeback for Councilman Milton.

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    Councilman Milton: I believe one problem with hiring women is that they're frail and breakable.

    Leslie: Is it possible you're thinking about lightbulbs? Or your hip?

    2. When she threw some subtle shade at Dewey.

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    Dewey: Ever since you stripped us of our freedoms by making us hire women, we've had to turn one of our bathrooms into a woman's bathroom. We only have one bathroom now.

    Leslie: I'm so sorry, Dewey. That sounds like a horrible price to pay for something as trivial as gender equality.

    3. And at white, male senators.

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    4. When she didn't let gender roles define her.

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    5. When she took her role as leader of the Pawnee Goddesses very seriously.

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    6. When she had a very important message for men's rights protesters.

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    7. When her Betty Friedan references were on POINT.

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    8. When she pulled out every terrible stereotype she could think of to win over a sexist park ranger.

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    9. When she and April totally owned a male-dominated career field.

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    10. When she called out the media for their sexist questions.

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    Leslie: Why did I change my hairstyle? Oh, I don't know. I decided it would look better... or my kids got gum in it. Do you miss your kids while you're at work? Yes... of course I do. Everybody does.

    11. When she wasn't afraid to talk about her dreams (and to give major side-eye).

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    12. When she included herself on her personal wall of inspirational women.

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    13. When she understood the importance of celebrating female bonds.

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    Leslie: But February 13th, Galentine's Day, is about celebrating lady friends. It's wonderful, and it should be a national holiday.

    14. When she called Ron out on his privilege (and mustache).

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    Leslie: Maybe in your world it isn't a big deal. You're a white Protestant man with a full, rich mustache.

    15. When she defended a portrait of herself as a powerful, goddess centaur.

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    16. When she explained that women are just as competitive and driven as men.

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    17. When she pointed out an important problem on the Gender Equality Commission.

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    18. When she stood for change.

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    19. And when she finally, finally got her seat on Pawnee's city council.

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