March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of the contributions of women to society over the course of history. It’s an important time to promote the strength of females around the world and to teach the next generation of ladies that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. There’s no such thing as “the weaker sex”!

三月是女神之月,庆祝妇女在历史发展过程中对社会的贡献。 这是一个重要的时刻,可以提升世界各地的女性的力量,并引导下一代女性,她们可以完成任何她们想做的事。 没有“弱势群体”这样的说法!

Thankfully, pop culture is catching up to the power of women in this day and age. Movies and television are slowly but surely featuring more strong female characters and providing us with some truly inspiring and tough female role models. Here are ten movies that promote strong women, including films for kids and adults alike.

值得庆幸的是,流行文化展示了妇女在这个时代的力量。 电影和电视是缓慢而稳步地拥有更多的强大的女性角色,并为我们提供了一些真正鼓舞人心的坚韧女性榜样。 这里有10部电影宣传顽强女性,包括儿童和成人电影。

Frozen (2013 – Rated PG)

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While most parents have probably seen Disney’s Frozen about ten too many times, there’s no denying that Frozen is a great representation of the bond between sisters and the importance of being honest and true to yourself. 

 虽然大多数父母可能已经看过迪士尼的“冰雪奇缘”大约十次,但不可否认的是,“冰雪奇缘”代表了姐妹之间的纽带以及对自己诚实和真实的重要性。

Brave (2012 – Rated PG)

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Merida is obligated to marry, yet she determinedly refuses to do so and, instead, marches to the beat of her own drum—wanting nothing more than to follow her own path in life. Brave teaches young girls to follow their heart and to never let someone else make decisions for you.

 Merida 有义务结婚,但她坚决拒绝这样做,而是特立独行 - 只想跟随她自己的人生道路。 勇敢引导年轻女孩跟随他们的心,永远不要让别人为你做决定。

 

Mulan (1998 – Rated G)

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Mulan might be the most feminist animated Disney movie out there! Mulan goes to war in place of her elderly father, to protect him and prove herself and, in the process, saves all of China from the Huns. 

 花木兰可能是最具女权主义动画的迪士尼电影! 花木兰代替她年迈的父亲参加战争,保护父亲并证明自己的能力,并在此过程中,将整个中国从匈奴中拯救出来。

 

The Princess and the Frog (2009 – Rated G)

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Ambitious Tiana works tirelessly to save money for her own restaurant. Her great work ethic and determination are traits that make her stand out as a tough role model for young girls. Even Charlotte, the southern belle who’s determined to marry the prince, actually has some merit of her own. Sure, she’s a bit melodramatic and spoiled, but she’s confident and strong-willed and, most importantly, deeply kind despite her high station in life. Being your own woman means knowing who you are and owning it, no matter what that might look like to others!

 雄心勃勃的 Tiana 不知疲倦地为自己的餐厅省钱。 她巨大的工作热情和决心特质,让她脱颖而出,成为年轻女孩一个勇敢的榜样。 即使是Charlotte,决定嫁给王子南部美女,居然有她自己的一些优点。 当然,她有点戏剧性和被宠坏了,但她有信心和意志坚定,最重要的是,尽管她的生活很优越,她仍然非常善良。 做自己的女神意味着知道自己是谁并拥有她,无论别人怎么说!

Harry Potter Series  (2001–2011—Ratings range PG to PG-13)

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Hermione Granger remains my hero to this day. We all know that Harry and Ron would’ve been goners in the first book/movie if it weren’t for Hermione. Time and time again, her impressive intelligence and bravery saved the day for the trio; without her, Voldemort would still be terrorizing the wizarding world! She’s arguably the smartest girl in school and refuses to be bullied for it, and her loyalty to her friends and loved ones is unfaltering. 

 赫敏格兰杰至今仍是我的英雄。 我们都知道,如果不是赫敏的话,哈利和罗恩在第一本书/电影中就会不见了。 一次又一次,她令人印象深刻的智慧和勇气拯救了这个三人组; 没有她,伏地魔仍会恐吓魔法世界! 她可以说是学校里最聪明的女孩,并且拒绝被欺负,她对朋友和亲人的忠诚是坚定不移的。

 

The Hunger Games Series (2012-2015 – Rated PG-13)

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All Katniss wanted from the beginning was to save and protect her little sister. During the games, she fights tough and smart and survives against all odds. She’s then swept up in a revolution she initially wanted no part of, and becomes the hero for all of Panem. She’s a flawed girl (which is so important to recognize because we ALL have flaws)—her temper and stubbornness tend to get her into trouble, but she steps up to her responsibility and does what she has to for her country and those whom she loves.

 所有凯特尼斯从一开始就想要拯救和保护她的小妹妹。 在比赛期间,她打架坚韧而聪明,并且不顾一切地生存。 然后,她在一场她最初不想参与的革命中风靡一时,成为所有Panem的英雄。 她是一个有缺陷的女孩(这很重要,因为我们都有缺点) - 脾气和顽固往往会让她陷入困境,但她会履行自己的责任,为她的国家和她所爱的人做她必须做的事情。

 

Clueless (1995 – Rated PG-13)

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 Hear me out! Just like Charlotte of Princess and the Frog, feminism means something different to every woman. Yes, the Clueless main character Cher can be a ditz and on the surface seems shallow and spoiled. But Cher knows who she is and what she wants. She doesn’t let boys treat her badly, and she refuses to be controlled by anyone. She also takes good care of her single father. And she takes on a personal mission to improve the lives of those around her such as romantically setting up two of her teachers and helping a socially-awkward girl make something of herself. You don’t have to fight evil and reign victorious to be a strong woman; being strong often means being true to yourself and simply being a good person.

 听我说! 就像公主和青蛙的夏洛特一样,女权主义意味着每个女人都有不同的。 是的,无能的主角雪儿可以是一个ditz,表面看起来很浅,很破旧。 但雪儿知道她是谁,她想要什么。 她不会让男孩对她不好,她拒绝被任何人控制。 她也很好地照顾她的单身父亲。 她承担起改善周围人生活的个人使命,例如浪漫地设置她的两位老师,并帮助一个社交尴尬的女孩自己做点什么。 你不必为了成为一个坚强的女人而战胜邪恶并取得胜利; 坚强通常意味着对自己忠诚,只是做一个好人。

 

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015 – Rated PG-13)

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Black Widow/Natasha is a tough-as-nails superhero who has always held her own with the otherwise entirely male team of Avengers. She constantly beats down bad guys and does what she has to do to get the job done. We see some of her backstory in the second Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, and she clearly had a VERY rough upbringing, which makes her ability to persevere and protect others even more inspiring. And with Age of Ultron, we’re introduced to Scarlet Witch/Wanda, who starts out fighting with her brother for revenge but comes to join the Avengers. She’s got scars of her own and is a strong, complicated character who only wants to fight for what is right.

 Black Widow / Natasha是一个坚韧的指甲超级英雄,她一直与其他完全由男性复仇者组成的团队拥有自己。 她经常打败坏人并做她必须做的事情来完成工作。 我们在第二部复仇者联盟电影“Age of Ultron”中看到了她的一些背景故事,她显然有一个非常粗略的教养,这使她能够坚持不懈,保护他人更加鼓舞人心。 随着Age of Ultron剧情的发展,出现了 Scarlet Witch / Wanda,她开始与她的兄弟一起战斗以报复,但是他加入了复仇者联盟。 她有自己的伤疤,是一个强壮,复杂的角色,只想为正确的事情而战。

 

The Help (2011 – Rated PG-13)

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Skeeter is a young woman stifled in the 1960s by expectations of marriage and propriety. She’s a writer who wants to prove herself, and along the way she is swept up in a civil rights crusade. She bravely joins up with the African-American maids of Jackson, Mississippi, to reveal their hardships and abuse, and struggles with them against persecution to stand up for what is right. Skeeter is an amazing role model since she stands up for those who are oppressed, and she stands firm despite intolerance and hate that was all too common in her surroundings.

 Skeeter 是一个年轻女性,在20世纪60年代被婚姻和礼仪的期望所扼杀。 她是一位想要证明自己的作家,并且在她参与民权运动的过程中被卷入其中。 她勇敢地与密西西比州杰克逊的非洲裔美国女佣联手,揭露他们的艰辛和虐待,并与他们抗争,阻止迫害以维护正确的事情。 Skeeter是一个令人惊叹的榜样,因为她为那些受压迫的人挺身而出,尽管她在周围环境中经常出现不宽容和仇恨,但她仍坚定不移。

 

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015 – Rated R)

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This is definitely one for older audiences. An article about strong women in movies simply cannot exclude Furiosa; she is arguably the strongest, most amazing female character in recent years. In a savage society dominated mostly by men, Furiosa is a leader of the “war boys” and is in charge of driving the massive, daunting War Rig truck. We learn she’s defied the tyrant Immortal Joe and taken his abused “wives” away from him, to rescue them from their slavery. Once they’ve teamed up with Max, she viciously and expertly fights to protect the wives and rescue herself and them from Joe’s tyranny. There are multiple scenes where she dominates, and Max even recognizes her skill and allows her to take the lead on many occasions. Did I mention she only has one arm, her missing arm being substituted with a metal, mechanical one? Furiosa is absolutely incredible and one of my favorite characters, male OR female, of all-time!

 这绝对适合成年人。 一篇关于电影中强势女性的文章根本无法排除Furiosa; 她可以说是近年来最强大,最神奇的女性角色。 在一个主要由男性主导的野蛮社会中,Furiosa是“战争男孩”的领导者,负责驾驶庞大,令人生畏的War Rig卡车。 我们知道她蔑视暴君不朽的Joe,并把他受虐待的“妻子”从他身边带走,以拯救他们脱离奴隶制。 一旦他们与Max合作,她就会恶毒而专业地为保护妻子并拯救自己和他们免于 Joe 的暴政而斗争。 她主宰着多个场景,Max甚至认识到她的技巧,并且允许她在很多场合带头。 我是否提到她只有一只手臂,她缺失的手臂被金属替代,机械手臂? Furiosa绝对令人难以置信,是我有史以来最喜欢的角色之一!