Here are the ten reasons why Alex Cabot from Law and Order: SVU (1999-) is a feminist character:
- Alexandra Cabot graduated from Harvard Law School.
- Alex Cabot was hired as the permanent ADA for the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit that solves crimes of a sexual nature.
- Alex is very empathic with the rape victims she deals, which helps them feel comfortable enough to speak with her.
- Cabot can seem harsh at times because she believes in following the strictest sense of the law and will only charge aggressors if the unit has enough evidence.
- When Alexandra does bend her legal ethics because of her personal feelings she willing risks her reputation. For example, ADA Cabot told SVU that she had a search warrant to search a molester’s house, but did not.
- Alex Cabot may be bisexual since there is a lot off subtext that she and Detective Olivia Benson are attracted to one another.
- ADA Cabot was forced into witness protection for a number of years because of her fearless prosecution of a rapist Zapata Gaviria who worked for a drug cartel. After being shot in the streets, Federal Agents fake Alex’s death so she can be safe. Only Detective Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler knew that Cabot was still alive.
- After coming back to New York, tough Alexandra Cabot becomes a Bureau Chief who mentors younger prosecutors.
- While the main ADA for the Special Victim’s Unit, Alex Cabot had a high success rate in prosecuting rapists and murders.
- Alexandra Cabot has a close personal and professional bond with the Detectives and Captain in the SVU where they protect her like she is one of their own. Cabot will go up to bat for the NYPD officers as well. ADA Cabot has an almost daughter/father relationship with Captain Cragen.