Eight Lesbian Cartoons You Grew Up With (but never realized)

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  1. sally says:

    There NOT lesbians, this is a classic case of sexism girls can be tough too!

  2. Sam says:

    Knock off the phony feminist outrage. There’s nothing sexist about this. Chill out and shave your legs!

  3. Anna says:

    Just because a girl is a tomboy, it doesn’t mean they’re a lesbian.

  4. Jojo says:

    I mean, I guess it would be cool to find lesbians in our old kid’s shows but in these cases I feel like this list is nothing but hopeful ships. Like in the case of the first one, perhaps Party’s a transgender kid? That’s what I thought, anyways. Buttercup’s a tomboy, and I have had my suspicions that Betty was either a lesbian who fell in love with a man or a bisexual with a huge preference for women. Either way I can’t say I agree with the Rugrats or Flintstones ships but I do appreciate the effort you put in the list.

  5. Patrick Vickson says:

    Umm, it’s not about being a homphobe. It’s about setting the record straight. None of those characters are lesbians. Plain and simple. And if that sounds homophobic to you then I just don’t know what to say. And it’s not homophobic to be a straight person and not want people to percieve you as gay. I am staright and I would not want people to percieve me as gay. Women can do things outside of their stereotypical gender roles and not be gay. That’s the only point we are making. Hope this helps?

    1. Meagan says:

      yes it is homophobic. on these given shows do they ever say EXPLICITLY that any of these characters don’t like women? no. so why would you say “none of these characters are lesbians”. i’m a lesbian but i don’t walk around wearing a big sign, and i look “straight”, but im a big old homo rest assured. you can’t just assume everybody is straight, that is called heteronormativity and it really sucks turning on the tv and not seeing anyone u can relate to on that level. cuz seriously, a lot more of the population is part of the LGBTQ community than u think. there are enough straight characters to go around, like almost all of them. why can’t there be any lesbians? yes there are plenty of women who are “tomboys” who aren’t gay but honestly there’s many more tomboys who are gay so what is your point exactly? also velma is confirmed gay by james gunn so what’s really good?

  6. Meagan says:

    save for the married ladies on here u have absolutely no reason to think any of these chicks AREN’T gay. us homos make up around 10% of the population so it’s more likely than not that there are at least a few gay characters. don’t worry, 90% of the population is still hetero no need to try and force your straight agenda on everyone. i think what u meant is that YOU don’t want these people to be gay.

    1. Sar says:

      Where did you get those figures from? (10% is gay. 90% is hetero)… What about bisexuals?

  7. Meagan says:

    ok i know i’ve commented twice already on this post that’s months old but it makes me really sad to see all you people saying there’s no way any of these characters can be gay. really there’s no way? really? do the math, statistically speaking these characters are perfectly likely to be queer. even on shows where the characters are *confirmed* as liking women, i’ll see in comment sections there are sooo many people who will say they aren’t actually into women or that it doesn’t make sense. most people don’t want to think of themselves as being homophobic, but that’s exactly what yall are being. not everyone is just like you sweeties. also again velma is confirmed gay by james gunn the screenplay writer so suck on that straights

  8. Anna says:

    they could probably be lesbian characters, but the reasons that the writer is listing to say so are extremely sexist and anti-feminist. For example,
    when she described buttercup she said, ”this chicks tough, easily the strongest of her sisters” she is portraying the idea that a women can only be a strong female character IF she is a lesbian. You should not determine a characters sexuality based on stereotypical gender roles. I could be a tomboy that is straight, as there is plenty of chance for a lesbian to be into more girly things. We should allow all women to be badass on the screen, and not rapidly determine they are either lesbian or straight.

  9. Chris says:

    I think that, while it would be cool if some of these characters were gay, they probably aren’t.

    The important thing to remember here is that a lot of these shows (Flinstones, Scooby Doo, Peanuts, etc) were written during a time when being gay was extremely taboo. These characters are just that, characters, not real people. I highly doubt that they were written as gay originally just considering the time period and intended audience.

    I suppose contemporary writers could write them as gay, but I doubt any of them were originally intended to actually be gay sad to say.

    But who knows, maybe I’m wrong.

  10. sarah says:

    Buttercup is 5. Of course she hates boys. My sister is a tomboy but she’s obsessed with guys. This is sexist. Ship characters if you want but it doesn’t make them lesbians.

  11. a says:

    velma and daphne are gayand i love them

  12. True says:

    Yeah, most of them are lesbians.

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