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    19 Reasons Rose From "Titanic" Is A Feminist Hero

    Let's face it: Rose DeWitt Bukater is a social rebel and pioneer for equality.

    1. Rose educates herself on progressive theories. In 1912.

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    That moment when she calls out one of the most powerful men in the world:

    "Do you know of Dr. Freud? His ideas with male preoccupation with size might be of particular interest to you, Mr. Ismay."

    2. Rose is a woman who has opinions and isn't afraid to share them. In 1912.

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    "The difference between Cal's taste in art and mine is that I have some."

    3. Though hesitant at first, Rose expresses interest in doing what men do. In 1912.

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    4. Rose isn't concerned with society's imposed ideals of femininity. In 1912.

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    5. Rose demonstrates strength in her own way. In 1912.

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    "So, you think you're big, tough men, let's see you do this."

    6. Rose calls out bullshit no matter how important you are. In 1912.

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    "Rose, you miss nothing, do you?"

    7. Rose stands up to one of feminist's most terrifying threats — mothers. In 1912.

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    8. Rose doesn't need you to save her, Jack.

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    It's still 1912.

    9. Rose has a positive self body image and enough confidence to do with it as she pleases. In 1912.

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    "The last thing I need is another picture of me looking like a porcelain doll."

    "I want you to draw me like one of your French girls."

    10. Rose may have invented the #ByeFelipe. In 1912.

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    F**k you, Lovejoy.

    11. Rose was the big spoon.

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    It's still 1912.

    12. Rose uses physical defense after this man refuses to listen or let go of her. In 1912.

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    To hell with you too, sir. <3

    13. Rose risked her own life to save Jack from the ship. In a dress.

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    ... a 1912 dress.

    14. Rose makes up her own mind.

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    1912.

    15. And she sticks to those decisions.

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    Nineteen. Fucking. Twelve.

    16. Rose is a survivor.

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    "Six were saved from the water. Six. Out of 1,500."

    ROSE WAS THE KATNISS EVERDEEN OF 1912.

    17. Rose started her own life as an independent woman. In 1912.

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    18. She did it on her own.

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    From 1912–1997.

    19. And like anyone of character, she kept her promise.

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    For 85 years.

    May her feminist heart go on.

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