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    14 Reasons Why "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Is Actually Super Feminist And Progressive

    And that's on equality.

    Here's a little story about me: When I was 10 years old, I watched some of Avatar: The Last Airbender when it first came out. Then, after like 11 episodes, I stopped. (Don't worry, I've still got my clown makeup on.)

    Fast-forward to this past summer, I decided to give Avatar another try when I saw that it had been released on Netflix. That's when I realized, aside from being fantastic in a million other ways, this show is feminist as hell! Here's why:

    🚨WARNING 🚨This post contains major spoilers for Avatar: The Last Airbender. Like, major spoilers. If you haven't finished the series yet, look away or proceed with caution.

    1. It literally mentions sexism in the pilot.

    2. There's an entire episode devoted to Sokka confronting his own misogyny and realizing women are just as capable as men.

    3. PLUS, that same episode shows that women can be feminine and powerful at the same time.

    4. The show tackles outdated traditions and puts them right to bed.

    5. It also shows women actively fighting against those traditions across different generations.

    6. Before Aang saves the world, a woman technically does so first.

    7. Katara and Toph are both super empowered.

    8. And so is Princess Azula, making her an even better villain.

    9. Even though their relationship isn't perfect, Katara and Toph still support each other.

    10. Nearly all of the female characters have complex backstories...

    11. ...distinct personalities....

    12. ...AND just as much internal struggle as their male counterparts.

    13. When there's romance involved, the women in the show aren't passive.

    14. And finally, Aang and his friends literally would not have been able to save the world without Katara, Toph, or Suki.

    Welp, that's all for now! Be sure to stream Avatar on Netflix if you haven't already, or if you just need a little feminist energy in your life. You won't regret it. Bye!