After a super Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is inching closer to the Democratic nomination, keeping busy fending off ridiculously sexist comments from the media and making cameos on Broad City. Whatever you think of Clinton’s politics, her nomination would be historic. And it’s bound to invite a lot of reflection on gender, sexism, and glass ceilings in politics.
It’s perhaps a sad statement that fiction began playing with the idea of a female American president long before voters took it seriously. Here’s a celebration of some of the fictional TV and film characters who have blazed a trail, making the idea of a female president mainstream.