“There’s more than one way to be a girl” Lauren Faust.
When I found out my elder niece liked My Little Pony I was overjoyed. It’s a female driven cartoon, that shows that girls (and women) can do and be anything. All but one of the main cast is female. How many other cartoons can say that?
And as Lauren says, there’s more than one way to be a girl…
Eloquent and glamours thriving business owner. Why not? Rarity is.
A hard working, courageous sportswoman who doesn’t let her male competitors get in her way? Sure- Rainbow Dash is the Pegaus for you.
How about wanting to nurture those in need? From your friends, to nature around you? Fluttershy would be proud.
Taking on the family business, and supporting your family as you do- whilst being sassy and to the point? Apple Jack
Enjoy reading, learning, putting into practise what you’ve learnt? You’re not a book worm, you’re taking after Twilight Sparkles.
Taking the time to find what makes people’s day? Making those close to you smile? Pinkie Pie is also my spirit animal.
Representation of what you can do, as well as what you are is important- at all stages of life. There are so many cartoons that show girls as background, additional characters or no particular importance. Or even worse bookish and therefore only useful when the main character can’t be arsed to leaf through a book.
Have kids? Stick on My Little Pony- Netflix is a nanny these days after all. Don’t have kids? Watch it all the same- there are regular references and jokes for adults. To be honest- I find it engaging enough to keep my attention whilst not be too taxing after a day at work.