Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 35 in a series – Marry a Monkee

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The Monkees most often interact with and fall for young women with careers and always ‘nice girls’, never druggies or drop outs. The lesson became if girls wanted to marry a Monkee, a common dream for the huge female fan base, they should strive to be feminists, not floozies. ‘

For many, that lesson lasted most of their lives with former Monkees’ fans becoming everything from PhDs to fashion designers (Stella McCartney) to politial commentators (Rachel Maddow) 

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The majority of women on the program were in the age range of the lead characters so it is noticeable that the various young women the characters of Davy, Micky, Mike and Peter fall in love with are almost all feminists, defined by their interest in academia, their working for wages and the fact that they are active, not passive, in the various storylines in which they appear. 

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