15 best and worst cartoon role models for girls

Jem: truly outrageous cartoon woman-
For girls growing up in the '80s, Jem was a revelation. A punk rock singer who fronted an all-girl band called The Holograms, Jem was like the Pat Benetar of ... more 
Jem: truly outrageous cartoon woman-
For girls growing up in the '80s, Jem was a revelation. A punk rock singer who fronted an all-girl band called The Holograms, Jem was like the Pat Benetar of cartoon heros. Thanks to The Hub, the 80's network from heaven, the original series will make its return to TV on Saturday at 2pm. If your daughters have never seen Jem, she may be worth an introduction. For a cartoon, she's one heck of a woman. Not only does Jem front an arena rock band, she's a big-time music producerâ€"a rarity in the real-life male dominated industry. Jem also runs a non-profit foundation that supports foster kids, 12 of whom live with her and the Holograms at their sweet pad. Talk about a great female role model in a cartoon landscape overcrowded with Smurfettes... less 
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