WOMEN
10/29/2014 10:36 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2014

9 Ways 'Veronica Mars' Was Feminist As Hell

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Ten years ago this year, Veronica Mars began its short but glorious three-season run — just long enough for it to establish its now-famous cult following. While the show gets a lot of attention for its obsessive fandom (and its successful Kickstarter film), it is not as well-known for its amazingly forward-thinking feminist politics. This isn’t surprising for fans who embraced its heroine’s rejection of social and gender norms, but to everyone who dismissed Veronica Mars as just another teen melodrama: Hey, you're wrong! Here are nine feminist reasons why.

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