The Wednesday Weigh-In: Heroines and Bravery Edition

Last week, you weighed in on pride. You expressed pride in being a geek (the one “all my friends come to when they have computer problems”), and pride in being a freak (a “socially ostracized” male feminist). Whether it was biking, blogging, or breaking the law, thanks for sharing the moments and accomplishments that make you proud.

This week Pixar released their trailer for Brave, which will be Pixar’s first movie with a female lead. As Alyssa Rosenberg discusses over at Think Progress, they are long overdue for a female to take on such a role. Check the trailer below.

Today’s Wednesday weigh-in is presented in honor of this seemingly bad-ass fictional female lead:

Who is your favorite fictional heroine, and why?

This is a question we’ve asked of everyone we’ve interviewed for the Feministing Five. Rachel Maddow’s is a British spy. Jay Smooth’s is Dee from “What’s Happening!!” Senator Al Franken’s is Jo March from Little Women (or Ripley from Aliens). Gloria Feldt’s is Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

It’s time to add your voice into the mix!

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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