Our favorite TV superhero isn’t pulling punches in her final fight.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the season finale of the hit series “Supergirl” will be titled, “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”
The “Supergirl” finale title makes reference to a comment by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a letter by Corretta Scott King into the record during the confirmation hearings of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
King’s letter, written in 1986, urged Congress to block Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship because of his history of disenfranchising black voters. Sessions was accused of using his position as a U.S. Attorney to selectively try voter fraud cases.
“Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters,” the letter read.
That was the line of the letter that pushed McConnell to cut Warren off, using a senate rule that would prevent her from attributing another senator of “any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”
“She was warned. She was given an explanation,” McConnell said. “Nevertheless, she persisted.”
The internet exploded, turning the quote into a feminist rally cry.
And it’s really no surprise that “Supergirl” would use the feminist sensation as an endnote to its second season.
“Supergirl” is no stranger to feminist and political messages. Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl herself, walked in the Women’s March back in January to bring awareness to women’s issues. Her sign was addressed straight to President Trump himself and warned that she was “made of steel.”
“A sea of people and the best energy, the most positive place you could be,” Benoist told BUILD AOL in reference to the march. “Everyone was supportive, everyone was loving each other. It was pretty amazing.”
The CW show has tackled numerous social issues throughout the second season, featuring an LGBTQ romance, immigration storylines and playing with gender roles. Using humor and out-of-this-world villains, the series makes points on these issues that are relatable to young girls everywhere. “Supergirl” has a range of strong female characters whose storylines rarely revolve around romance.
And “Supergirl” is only one of the network’s series that centers around strong women. Some of The CW’s biggest hits have women at the helm, such as “iZombie,” “Jane The Virgin” and “Reign.” All of these series, our favorite hero included, have women show runners and strong female leads.
And as for that pesky “girl” moniker, even Supergirl herself took issue with that in the very first episode.
“A female superhero! She shouldn’t she be called...Superwoman?”