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 started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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

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