Alright, the Powerpuff Girls were made in the most stereotypical way ever:
But the Chemical X turned the three Powerpuff Girls into ass-kicking machines, and started breaking down our expectations of women and men alike.
1. There was a lot of gender-switching and drag.
The Professor dressed up as Bubbles:
And Bubbles dressed up as Mayor:
This dude dressed up as Blossom and no one noticed:
The Professor wore makeup:
He looked great as Sara Bellum.
And Mojo Jojo fit in perfectly with the Powerpuff Girls' friends when he snuck into their sleepover.
2. The girls were careful to keep open minds about gender.
And questioned each other about their assumptions.
When this guy tried to teach the girls about gender roles....
This was especially great because Bubbles is seen as the most girly of the three. And yet she still does the manual chores because she's awesome.
3. The villains also paid no mind to gender expectations. Sedusa was a fierce fighter:
As was Sara Bellum.