“There’s only me. I am the law,” Buffy says to her friends in one of the final episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is what I wanted: To be singular, and singularly powerful.
My sophomore year of high school, I could never concentrate in class because I was constantly thinking about two things: my after-school snack and watching an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The former was always a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal, and I fantasized about it for basically the entire second half of the school day. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 30, 2015
A recent interview has Joss Whedon pointing out the cold, hard truth: The lack of women in comic book movies has sexism in the industry to blame. “It's a phenomenon in the industry that we call 'stupid people'," he said. "There is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on.”
This isn’t the first time that the avid screenwriter has spoken out against sexism in the industry. Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 07, 2013
This past week, awesome human and genius of cinema Joss Whedon was honored by Equality Now at the Beverly Hills “Make Equality a Reality” event for his work on gender equality. When called to the stage, Whedon proceeded to make the most perfect speech, critiquing the word “feminist” and exposing the way in which words today carry such incredible power with them.
Addressing equality and his problem with “feminist,” (not feminists, he quickly clarifies) Whedon explains,
“Because you can't be born an ist. It's not natural. ... Read More
No, not every male feminist has to look like Ryan Gosling, though that would be nice.
“But BUST,” you, dear reader, say, “male feminists, like their female and non-binary counterparts, come in all shapes and sizes!” I say this is very true, dear reader; how well put. But in a world where the most recognizable male feminist is Hugo Schwyzer, it’s important to show off some of those men who aren’t ashamed to stand up and say the F word. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on May 17, 2013
Though it’s easy to get emotionally invested with fictional characters – Harry Potter World was built with the premise in mind – it’s the writers we need to thank for breathing life into each character. Sure enough, when the Buffy the Vampire Slayer staff was recently reassembled, they proved themselves to be as awesome as Buffy, Xander, Willow, Anya and Tara. But not Riley. Never Riley. Riley was the worst.
The staff includes the likes of Marti Noxon, Jane Epensen, Douglas Petrie and creator Joss Whedon (you may have heard of him. Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Feb 04, 2013
It's that time of year again. No, not when your new shows are coming back for the second half of their season—it's pilot season! Where networks start working on new shows to replace the ones that have left us, the ones that were torn from us, the ones we didn't even know existed, and the ones that were finally put to rest.Of the five major networks, there are about 88 new shows in the running to become America's next top show. It's pretty much split down the middle between comedys and dramas (with a few dramedys thrown in just to shake things up). Read More