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20 Feminist Movies That Will Empower You to Be Your Best Self for Women's History Month

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Movies

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The Help

The Help

Movies

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

Little Women

Little Women

Movies

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Carol

Carol

Movies

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

Movies

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

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