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"I mean, Buffy was all about the female empowerment – sure it had it’s issues, and I certainly wouldn’t describe it as perfect in that regard, but it was obviously trying and for the most part it was very progressive in terms of feminism."
For me, that kind of makes the transgressions on BtvS worse. AtS has severe issues with women (ie: mystical pregnancies, fridging), but the show also never painted itself as the paragon of all things feminist, which is still BtVS' reputation. It's just something that will always rub me the wrong way. It's okay to like problematic things. I love problematic things! We just have to acknowledge the issues and treat them with respect. BtVS claims to be about female empowerment, claims to be progressive, and fails time and time again. I mean, the show ends with her activating all the slayers when it's coded as a violation in “Get It Done.” Her last word on the show is Spike's name.
AtS is bad with women, but never claims to be good with them. BtVS is bad with women, and still maintains a feminist reputation. Which is just something that I'm really uncomfortable with.
I guess the bottom line is that Joss Whedon sucks and all his female characters need to be hidden far, far away from him
Well I'm gonna go cry some more now.
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SERIOUS spoilers for season 4.
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It never ceases to amaze me that they got away with this line. SO IMPRESSED.
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