The glass ceiling is a very odd thing. The most recent presidential election has proven yet again that it’s a very real thing. Women have struggled a lot over the last few decades to gain a somewhat more equal footing with men, but we’re not quite there yet. Compared to the political landscape, the world of entertainment has – at least somewhat – got the message.
Women have been quite prominent in certain hit TV shows, and not always as bland eye-candy characters. I mean, most of the time, but not always. And since we need to do something to celebrate girl power, what could be better than to list out some of those previously mentioned prominent women? Having Hillary as President of the United States? Well, I can only make one of those two things happen, and beggars can’t be choosers. It’s going to be the prominent, not-used-as-eye-candy female characters.
10. Wonder Woman
An amazon warrior with supernatural powers that can duke it out with Superman? Damn. And she was the first DC female superhero. So naturally, they made a TV show about her, in a time when having a woman be the lead part was very rare indeed.
9. Jessica Pearson (Suits)
Leader of a prestigious law firm? Check. Has zero tolerance for your bullshit? Check. What more needs to be said – Jessica is the boss.