Rupert Giles - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
There are countless ways in which Giles was there for Buffy first and foremost, as well as anyone who needed him. But the conversation that sticks out the most to me is the one between Buffy and him after she had sex with Angel and he lost his soul. It was honest, but more specifically it was without any judgment or shame. Buffy did nothing wrong and Giles made sure she knew exactly that.
Jimmy Darling - AHS Freakshow
A strange choice and yet it could be exactly the one that was in front of us all along. Jimmy's role in AHS Freakshow was scattered from time to time, but what wasn't was the way that he viewed and treated the women around him. It is probably safe to say that his views on equality transferred over.
Dwayne Schneider - One Day at a Time
Schneider is a self-proclaimed feminist and he is not afraid to say it. He is still working out exactly how to move away from the white privilege that he sometimes falls back into, but he is trying his best and is a great example of how to be an ally even if you might make mistakes from time to time.
Jake Peralta - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Any man on Brooklyn Nine-Nine deserves to be on this list, in fact, they all have a place here. Jake is another example though of a man who has privilege that needs to be acknowledged along the way, which he does from the very beginning of the show. His relationships, especially with the women in his workplace, are a great example of a guy not seeing himself as above the women around him.
Kwon-Ho Mun - Sense8
Detective Mun was a new presence and his connection with Sun was an absolute blessing to the show. Again, this isn't a character who you have to question when it comes to equality, but it is still nice to appreciate the way that his interactions with Sun show them as equals and the way that this character sets a great example for other male characters,
Randall Pearson - This Is Us
There is no question that Randall Pearson is a feminist, with the way that we get to see him with his wife and his daughters just further proving that point.
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