Man, I watched that show as a kid and looking back now I can see how it was really progressive for its time. Hell, it’s progressive for THIS time.
I did not see it as a kid and didn’t know anything about it until recently, but man, yeah! It’s really progressive. Even if you were to put aside the gender ambiguity business and just assume Cybersix is a lady, it’s really progressive for a show based on a lady superhero! She isn’t really sexualized, she kicks butt, she’s an interesting and well written character, Lucas is absolutely smitten with her and seems to have no issues with her being stronger than him (which is explicitly showcased in one episode when he can’t open something and she does it easily and he just smiles at her), nobody even comments on her gender!
I just. Gosh. More cartoons nowadays need to be taking notes.