Netflix Meets Feminism: “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”


When the star of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” Kiernan Shipka, was asked what she would describe her character Sabrina Spellman as she promptly replied: “a woke witch.” The show is set to premiere on Netflix on October 26th. The show covers a variety of feminist themes. It follows Sabrina Spellman, half-witch half-mortal, as she becomes the first to question the authority male figures who rule the witches’ world have. This show also addresses themes of intersectional feminism. Lachlan Watson who plays Sabrina’s best friend Susie states, “Susie provides a side of feminism that really represents that you really don’t have to be female to be a feminist. It really encompasses all minorities and all misunderstood people, or gender inequality as a whole, I think. Throughout Susie’s sort of queer journey — specifically a bit of a genderqueer journey — which really speaks to me, it’s having that group of incredible feminists behind their back.” Both on and off the set, the show is praised for its diversity and inclusion.

Discussion Question

In what ways does our society currently lack the practice of intersectional feminism?

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