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15 Reasons Why "Grey's Anatomy" Is The Most Underrated Feminist Series Ever

Not just because the series is so much more diverse than you think.

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1. Because the series shows that all sorts of women can hold positions of leadership.

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Bailey, Callie, and Maggie are women of color, Arizona is a lesbian, Callie is bisexual. Meredith is a single mom, and Amelia a (now clean) addict.

2. Because it repeatedly raises the issue of how unequal the demands on women and men are.

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In a custody battle between Arizona and Callie, Arizona is charged with being unfit to take care of their child, since she has unpredictable working hours as a pediatric surgeon. Bailey (on the right in the photo) calls bullshit.

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4. But that's not to say that the everyday discrimination that same-sex couples face is left out of the picture.

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Callie's family is anything but supportive when they find out that their daughter is bisexual. The topic of Callie's relationship with her father is brought up over and over again over the course of the series.

5. Because it consistently addresses what it's like to be a mother, including ALL aspects of motherhood.

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Half a career-oriented woman doing groundbreaking research, the other half a regular, kick-ass mom.

7. ... but also that it can sometimes be empowering to use your own body for your own purposes.

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When Izzie Stevens is called "Dr. Model" because she used photos of her body to help pay for medical school, she makes the most epic call-out ever. Don't mess with Izzie.

8. Because lack of respect and similar bullshit isn't tolerated.

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And this even goes for the main characters.

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9. Because it shows that working on yourself and becoming the best version of yourself is a lifelong process.

10. Because the series is also a space for bisexuality without objectification.

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"It's called LGBTQ for a reason. There's a B in there, and it doesn't mean badass. Okay, it kinda does, but it also means bi."

11. Because there's also a place for disabled women in the series.

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Arizona loses her left leg due to an accident, and Herman goes blind as a result of a brain tumor. The challenges and problems that they face are shown throughout the series' episodes.

13. Because it shows that even women who are consistently portrayed as "tough" also need help sometimes. But that doesn't mean they have to lose their independence, too.

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15. And last but not least, because it shows how important, beautiful, complicated, and supportive women's friendships truly are.

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The most important relationships in the series are the friendships forged between women. Everything else is just fluff.

This post was translated from German.

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