Feminists have always hated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys because it’s centered around two strong male protagonists and promotes the idea that a woman can be ANYTHING — including the things feminists don’t want her to be.
There were women warriors, blacksmiths, scholars, huntresses and pirates — right alongside housewives, mothers, priestesses, midwives and bar wenches.
A woman could be a hero or a villain, friend or foe, an aggressor or (*shock*) innocent victim.
Hercules and Iolaus were out to make the world a better place for everyone. They believed in justice tempered with mercy — not awarding special favors according to race and gender or denying opportunities to those who’ve earned them.
Imagine your little girl growing up to believe that she is who she chooses to be, not what anyone makes her.
You want to talk about internalized misogyny? Feminism at its core.