The 9 Most Feminist Things About 'Friends'

January 21, 2015 4:21 PM

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And we're sure happy it is, because "Friends" just might be the perfect sitcom: it was the quintessential multi-cam network TV show of the '90s and early 2000s. It was about six 20-somethings living in New York, but mostly, it was about your friends becoming your family as you navigate the realities of adulthood. It had a little bit of everything you want from a sitcom: hot, young people trying to figure out their careers, relationships, sex, and the housing market of New York City. It may not have been the most diverse, edgy, sexy, or clever show -- but it was so. damn. funny.

Even though "Friends" was a pretty PG show most of the time, it had a secret, beautiful feminist core that really came through sometimes. Here, we take a look at the nine most feminist things about "Friends" -- which was actually, as it turns out, way more progressive than you probably realized.

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