Winx Season 3: A Forgotten Revelation About Aisha’s Childhood
Posted On March 31, 2020
In “At the Last Moment” (Winx season 3, episode 19), Aisha revealed something surprising about her childhood. While the Winx and the Specialists were resting after the girls’ first Windrider lessons, Timmy, of all people, complimented Aisha. (Seriously, how often do those two talk to each other?) Note: I watched the RAI English dub, so he called her “Layla”, of course.
TIMMY: Hey, congratulations, Aisha! You’re already very good!
AISHA: And for someone who, as a child, only played with dolls!
D-Dolls? Aisha, the “rough-and-tumble girl”, played with dolls?! Impossible! ?
Okay, it’s not that shocking, but it contradicts the Winx fandom’s image of her. Dolls are stereotypically girly. Why would someone as unconventional as Aisha play with them?
Well, why not? Yes, she loves sports, and she’s a force to be reckoned with. But contrary to popular belief, she’s not against everything traditionally feminine.
Maybe her parents didn’t let her play with anything but dolls. That happens in real life. But for an example of her own choices, look at her first civilian outfit. She’s wearing a mini skirt! A cargo mini skirt, but a mini skirt.
Where did the Winx fandom get this idea that Aisha is the anti-girly girl? I think they just want her to be. Because she breaks some feminine stereotypes, they want her to break all of them. She must either be girly or a “tomboy”. One or the other.
But why does she have to choose? Can’t she be tough, confident, energetic, and athletic, but still have some girly interests? Or to quote her moodboard from the Winx Club website in season six:
Don’t you think a girl can have both a wild heart and a flowing dress?
Yes, she can. A girl should be allowed to do whatever she wants and express herself any way she wants. That’s what Aisha really stands for.