The Fascinating Backlash Against the Loss of the “Ideal Feminine Form” in Children’s Cartoons and Comics

It’s an attempt to police women into the tiny box of male-approved acceptability, and a refusal to accept that that box does not exist, that it never has, and that it never will.

DreamWorks Animation Television’s She-Ra from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, premiering in 2018
Catra and Adora, She-Ra’s alter ego
Filmation’s She-Ra from She-Ra: Princess of Power, made in 1985

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