12 Awesomely Feminist Moments From This Week's Episodes Of "Parks And Rec"

    Leslie Knope's (and Amy Poehler's) perfume is officially made of male tears. WARNING: THIS POST IS ENTIRELY FILLED WITH SPOILERS.

    The seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation, which ends on Feb. 24, has hinted that Pawnee's power couple, Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott), will soon be on the road to Washington, D.C....

    Ben is currently running for Congress and Leslie is on her way to securing a "promotion to deputy director of operations of the interior," opportunities that have allowed for plenty of gendered political commentary!

    Particularly in the episodes "Ms. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington" and "Pie-Mary," which aired on Feb. 10, good ol' Parks acted as a mirror for today's struggling feminist points of view on multiple occasions.

    1. Like, the time when Leslie reminded the world to stop judging people for their life choices.

    2. And when Ben's baking decisions offended the "Male Men."

    3. Or when Leslie took time out of her busy day to answer all the questions women should never have to answer.

    4. When April (Aubrey Plaza) honored Leslie with this wonderful speech.

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    5. And when Ben gave Leslie the props she was totally due.

    6. When Leslie was going to go along with the dumb Pie Mary event anyways, because she was confident in her post-pie pun plans.

    7. And when Ben was still charming, despite pretending to be from the 1950s.

    8. When the leader of the "Male Men" showed us how absurd that movement is.

    9. Or the time Ben was totally groundbreaking and took the stage at the Pie Mary.

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    10. When there were badass politicians IRL...

    11. ...who combined forces with Leslie's own badassitude.

    .@parksandrecnbc No one I'd rather eat waffles with than #LeslieKnope! #GovBuds #ParksandRec #TreatYoself

    12. And when Leslie called out every eye roll-worthy men's rights activist on the planet.

    Parks and Rec airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.