The ’90s were a Golden Age for cartoons. Both Cartoon Network and Disney Channel were filled with countless hours of quality television. However, what made the ’90s such a great time for TV was the iconic female characters who became our heroes eventually.
Whether you were into cartoons or hospital dramas, television series in the 90s, they carried a slew of diverse feminist characters to look up. This Thursday we list few of our favorite female characters who will always remain our heroes.
- Powerpuff Girls
Powerpuff Girls became synonymous with girl power. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercups -proved that girls were equals in the crime-fighting world, and that it takes all types to make up a female power trio. They showed how individuality should be respected and working together for any cause could help you succeed.
- Daria Morgendorffer, Daria
Daria Morgendorffer was the perfect representation of teenage angst in the 90s. She was a master of pointing out and challenging the society’s self- imposed rules. She wanted to be thought of as a person in society who is equal to all and be respected as others.
- Ashley Funicello Spinelli, Recess
Ashley was into wrestling, and embraced her tough girl persona, but she also loved art. Her wide range of interests and self-assured attitude were totally inspirational. She even won a pageant proving everybody wrong and she said it was ok to be yourself rather than to be what others wanted you to be.
Simpson is one of the longest running shows of all time and sure it had best characters. One of the best characters was Lisa Simpson. She always put brains before beauty. She taught us the right things in the right way. She’s also a bookworm just like us, and once tried to start a feminist newsletter.
- Velma, Scooby Doo
Velma, Caucasian female with chin-length auburn hair is the genius of the Mystery Inc. She has a fascination with mysteries. She is sharp-witted and sometimes sarcastic, not lost on others. She also seems to love secrecy, and has a bit of slyness in her character.