Children learn a great deal from the TV shows they watch. And When I was a kid, Disney Channel had some of the best shows, had being the operative word. I can highly attribute some of the things I’ve learned about being a woman to watching Kim Possible as a kid. I learned…
It Is Possible To Have A Guy Best Friend
Spoiler Alert: Ron and Kim did end up together, I know. BUT for the majority of the series, they were just best friends. They were the epitome of friendship goals. The fact that they could just be themselves with each other was awesome. And they’d do anything to help each other. That is an awesome friendship.
It Is Possible To Be A Smart, Professional Woman and A Mom
Kim’s mom was amazing. She is a doctor for one, so you know she is intelligent. She is also a great mother. It taught me that, when I get to the point where I want kids and a career, I don’t have to choose and I can be good at both.
Women Can Be Strong and Feminine
Yes, Kim beat villains and saved the world on numerous occasions. However, she also likes clothes, talking about boys with her friend Monique, and is a cheerleader. All people are complex, so woman can be both strong and empowered and girly and feminine.
Women Are Fierce and Can Take Care Of Themselves
Shego might be evil, but she is also very impressive. Despite being Drakken’s side kick, she can throw it down and take care of the situation. She is also incredibly smart, with witty comebacks and the fact she actually succeeded in taking over the world, unlike all of her male counterparts. Shego is one fierce lady.
Women are Awesome
Kim is the ingenue of awesome. She proves that women are complex creatures that are capable of anything, from saving the world to learning to drive to being cheer captain. And we’re not perfect. Sometimes we make mistakes, like lying to your parents to got to a Halloween party to dating a robot who tried to kill you. Maybe these examples are not for everyone, but they prove my point.