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By ASIA ELZEY
Around age five, my only concern was being able to get home in time to
watch the new episode of Power Puff Girls. It was a necessity to observe
and enjoy the three magical little girls and all their wonders on cartoon
network every night before bed; along with Scooby doo, Rugrats and Wild
Growing up, I wanted to be a Power Puff girl
more than anything. They had the power to
fly around, solve crimes, and look adorable
while doing it. From my fixation on being a
superhero, I learned that girls, no matter the
age, can do anything boys can do. Around
this time, most action superheroes were
males and heavily built but these three girls
were no older than my age at the time and
doing serious damage to evildoers.
They impacted me in a way that made me feel like I
didn’t have to be a damsel in distress. I could fight
my own battles and still be the sugar, spice, and
everything nice society says that girls should be.
Others could deride the cartoon as
unladylike and indelicate for the minds of
young influenceable children.
I believe that the show is empowering
young women to be more than house
maidens and caretakers. They can
construction workers, engineers and
At this point in time, the social,
political, and cultural value of
the show Powder puff Girls is
valuable and worthwhile to
have, so our future generations
grow up with the knowledge of
gender equality in all aspects of