17 Male TV Characters That Are Probably Feminists

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In its simplest terms, feminism is about equality when it comes to gender. A deeper examination of the term also places a specific look into the way that minority groups are uplifted and given the same chance as white women and men.

Looking at the way TV explores the topic, many examples of a male character that could fit the term feminist is based on the relationships they share with those around them, specifically women, and the way they confront their privilege if they are a white male. 

Usually, these characters don't actually reference that they are feminists, but their view of equality allows for conversation to go there regardless. 

Here is a slideshow of male TV characters that are probably feminists, many of whom are men of color that obviously fit that example, and some white men as well that are aware of the privilege that they hold and that learn how to not let that dictate the way they view equality. 

1. Magnus Bane - Shadowhunters

Magnus Bane - Shadowhunters
Magnus Bane is many things, and supporting equality just happens to be one of them. This is an inspiring character that continues to represent nothing but love and appreciation, which means there is no doubt in anyone's mind that this includes feminism as well.

2. Bellamy Blake - The 100

Bellamy Blake - The 100
Bellamy's view of all the women in his life has been nothing but supportive and respectful. He is honestly in awe of just about all the women in his life, which is kind of the perfect way to frame a male lead, one that isn't always afforded to us. The 100, in general, does well with placing women in places of power without any question of gender, and Bellamy is the main example of the trust that continues to take place from that. He is also one of a few men that just happens to be in a well-developed partnership with a woman, allowing for a real sense of equality to shine through.

3. Garrett McNeill - Superstore

Garrett McNeill - Superstore
Garrett on all fronts is just a great character, so even though Jonah is the one that rightfully so announced that he was a feminist, Garrett deserves the shout out too. Who can forget the way he easily described how to handle a period to Jonah? It is an effortless conclusion to come to when a character seamlessly joins a conversation like that.

4. Ravi Chakrabarti - iZombie

Ravi Chakrabarti - iZombie
Ravi is a guy that shouldn't even be questioned when it comes to assuming he is a feminist. He doesn't have to say it for us to see it, especially in his relationship with Liv. But even outside of that, Ravi is obviously supporting and helping contribute to equality as opposed to anything else.

5. Alex Crawford - The Bold Type

Alex Crawford - The Bold Type
Alex works for a magazine that aims to promote feminism on a daily basis, so it should come as an absolute surprise to no one that this is a character that fits that label as well. Alex is a presence in Kat, Sutton, and Jane's lives as a voice that is on their side but that also isn't afraid to push them when they aren't aware that they need that themselves. Now if only we got even more of Alex because he is truly a presence to adore on The Bold Type.

6. Marcus Kane - The 100

Marcus Kane - The 100
Marcus has come a long way, which is why it is safe to say that he is now slipping very easily into this list. There were earlier moments where that couldn't always ring true, but if there is anything that Kane admires now it is powerful women that he supports without question. His treatment of the women around him has quickly become supportive, with any women in a position of power immediately having to prepare herself for Kane wanting to befriend her.

7. Rupert Giles - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Rupert Giles - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
There are countless ways in which Giles was there for Buffy first and foremost, as well as anyone who needed him. But the conversation that sticks out the most to me is the one between Buffy and him after she had sex with Angel and he lost his soul. It was honest, but more specifically it was without any judgment or shame. Buffy did nothing wrong and Giles made sure she knew exactly that.

8. Jimmy Darling - AHS Freakshow

Jimmy Darling - AHS Freakshow
A strange choice and yet it could be exactly the one that was in front of us all along. Jimmy's role in AHS Freakshow was scattered from time to time, but what wasn't was the way that he viewed and treated the women around him. It is probably safe to say that his views on equality transferred over.

9. Dwayne Schneider - One Day at a Time

Dwayne Schneider - One Day at a Time
Schneider is a self-proclaimed feminist and he is not afraid to say it. He is still working out exactly how to move away from the white privilege that he sometimes falls back into, but he is trying his best and is a great example of how to be an ally even if you might make mistakes from time to time.

10. Jake Peralta - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jake Peralta - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Any man on Brooklyn Nine-Nine deserves to be on this list, in fact, they all have a place here. Jake is another example though of a man who has privilege that needs to be acknowledged along the way, which he does from the very beginning of the show. His relationships, especially with the women in his workplace, are a great example of a guy not seeing himself as above the women around him.

11. Kwon-Ho Mun - Sense8

Kwon-Ho Mun - Sense8
Detective Mun was a new presence and his connection with Sun was an absolute blessing to the show. Again, this isn't a character who you have to question when it comes to equality, but it is still nice to appreciate the way that his interactions with Sun show them as equals and the way that this character sets a great example for other male characters,

12. Randall Pearson - This Is Us

Randall Pearson - This Is Us
There is no question that Randall Pearson is a feminist, with the way that we get to see him with his wife and his daughters just further proving that point.

13. Fox Mulder - The X-Files

Fox Mulder - The X-Files
Mulder is another example of a guy that through his partnership with a woman, shows a continuous support of equality. His relationship with Scully is the center of the story, much like Bellamy and Clarke, and Fox's trust in his partner and the way that he relies on her without question further proves that.

14. Jamie Fraser - Outlander

Jamie Fraser - Outlander
Jamie's relationship with Claire comes to mind immediately, and yet it is the way that he treats everyone around him that deserves consideration when placing him on this list. Jaime's respect for the women around him is just part of him, and it is another successful way of portraying that.

15. Lucifer Morningstar - Lucifer

Lucifer Morningstar - Lucifer
Lucifer as a show has made room for all its female characters to have their stories explored in equal measure, so the fact that the main male lead does the same is predictable in a very cool way.

16. Scott McCall - Teen Wolf

Scott McCall - Teen Wolf
Who could look and Scott and think that he is anything but supportive and respectful of those around him? If that isn't enough, look no further than the relationships that he shares with all the women in his life, from his mother who he adores to his girlfriends that he is in awe of.

17. Ben Wyatt - Parks and Recreation

Ben Wyatt - Parks and Recreation
Ben Wyatt's unbreakable belief in his wife's career and in her success was just one of the reasons we knew he was right for Leslie and for us as the audience. Almost every man on Parks and Rec is nothing but supportive of the women in their lives, but it is Ben that displays that so consistently and not only to Leslie, but to April as well. There are so many sitcoms especially that eventually have the woman give up on her dream to make way for her husband's, and Ben proves that this shouldn't ever be the case.

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