There have been many great feminist icons throughout the world: Rosie the Riveter, Malala Yousafzai, and most importantly, Anita Sarkeesian among the many. Though no one quite compares to class-act, notorious villain, and unknown women's rights icon Robbie Rotten.
Now, you're probably wondering, "How could Robbie Rotten, for as attractive and respectful to women as he is, be a feminist icon?"
Robbie Rotten worked behind the scenes during the whole production of LazyTown, a children's TV show that ran from 2004 to 2007, advocating for women's rights--despite taking most of his free time when off the show. He regularly attended, spoke at, and organized women's rights conferences.
However, most of his work was surprisingly not so obvious--his original songs, most famously for example, "We Are Number One", are filled with subliminal messages of the struggles women face every day. In the song "We Are Number One", Robbie Rotten throws banana peels onto the floor, symbolizing the constant obstacles the patriarchy places in womens' way every day. In many other parts of the song, Robbie mentions how he and his goons are "Number One". It may seem like he's talking about his little crew of villains, but he's actually talking about his feminist friends; how feminists may struggle every day in our mansplained lives, but in the end, we are still strong--we are still Number One.
Robbie Rotten hasn't been credited enough for his work in ridding the tyrannical patriarchy from our daily lives. His show, LazyTown, is even about trying to exterminate Sportacus, a well-known misogynist and racist Trump supporter. I think it's time we all give Robbie Rotten credit where credit is due--because in the book of feminism, he'll be going down in history.