- Ruth Bader Ginsberg
She’s a Supreme Court justice – what more can we say? Actually, we can say a lot more. Ginsberg has attended Columbia University, Harvard University, and Cornell University, ultimately receiving her JD from Columbia Law School. She’s 82 years old, and her brainpower is still crazy strong. It always has been. If anyone deserves to be a hero action figure, it’s her.
- Emma Watson
That’s right, we’re not talking about Watson’s most famous character, Hermione Granger (from the Harry Potter series). We’re talking about Watson herself. She’s an eloquent speaker, passionate about education (She graduated from Brown University a few years ago.), and she believes in girl power with everything she is.
- Harriet Tubman
If a Tubman action figure doesn’t exist already, it’s really past time. There are few people in history braver than this lady. She was the champion of the Underground Railroad, so brave, strong, and dedicated that people referred to her as “Moses.” That’s the kind of formidable person who deserves an action hero.
- Shonda Rhimes
Talk about a creative success. Rhimes owns Thursday night TV on ABC. Her one-hour dramas, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, are crazy hits, and Rhimes even has a fourth series in the works. She’s savvy, successful, intelligent, and innovative. Those are the qualities we want in our action figures.
- Mindy Kaling
If other funny ladies like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can get their own action figures, Kaling should have one, too. She’s considered by many the best writer on The Office, and she’s the creator and star of her own show, The Mindy Project. Plus, she reminds women everywhere to get secure in your body image. Own whoever you are – be as comfortable as Kaling.
- Nicki Minaj
How much fun could you have with a Minaj action figure? Tons, probably, since she’d come with wild outfits. But that’s not the only reason we need a Minaj action figure. She’s a spokesperson for equal rights, won’t let anyone tell her how to be or how to dress, and she knows exactly who she is. That sounds like action figure material to us.
- Billie Jean King
We’re not sure feminism would be what it is today without King. Her famous tennis match against a guy who thought he could beat any woman pretty much changed the world. In case you missed it, King won, publicly owning anyone who thought women could never be as powerful as men. If there’s one, female athlete who deserves an action figure, let’s make King the first one.
- Rashida Jones
Seriously, is there anything this lady can’t do? She’s a Harvard graduate, an actor with great comedic timing, and now, Jones is in charge of a documentary exposing the pornography industry and how it can damage a woman’s self-esteem. Jones is not just the funny lady on Parks and Recreation. She’s a revolutionary thinker.
- Melissa McCarthy
Hilarious (so impressive she was nominated for an Oscar in a comedy), confident, and a champion of improving the way women everywhere see themselves, we’d love to put a McCarthy action figure on our shelves. She’s a hero if we’ve ever seen one.
- Gloria Steinem
One of the truest, original feminist icons, Steinem is beyond worthy of an action figure. She founded Ms. magazine and went undercover inside the Playboy mansion to see what was really going on. She’s a brave woman, a smart woman, and an action hero woman.