There’s a reason that a lot of us like Joss Whedon. How many other producers will post screeds like this on their own fan sites?
How did more than half the people in the world come out incorrectly? I have spent a good part of my life trying to do that math, and Iâ€™m no closer to a viable equation. And I have yet to find a culture that doesnâ€™t buy into it. Womenâ€™s inferiority â€“ in fact, their malevolence — is as ingrained in American popular culture as it is anywhere theyâ€™re sporting burkhas. I find it in movies, I hear it in the jokes of colleagues, I see it plastered on billboards, and not just the ones for horror movies. Women are weak. Women are manipulative. Women are somehow morally unfinished.
Joss wonders how we got to the point where women are still viewed as “other”. I don’t agree with everything he has to say (I’m not too sure about the “Womb Envy” theory), but it’s a nice piece and might catch the attention of some people who haven’t yet heard, “The sky isnâ€™t evil. Try looking up.”