In Which We Are Finally Not Jossed
I totally love when other people write posts that say what I wanted to say, but better. Admittedly, I’m also a little jealous, but still, it’s gratifying to know you’re not alone.
So yeah, my frustration with the cult of Whedon is well-documented, and my frustration with those who would take the other end of the spectrum and call him a misogynistic and racist bastard is also well-documented. I enjoy Firefly and own Serenity, but get irritated by the whole ‘Oh, Joss is totally a feminist, how dare you’ thing that I see a lot in fandom.
Well, thank god for Naamenblog and The Hathor Legacy, for showing that there IS a middle ground, and it’s okay to be there. Both have excellent things to say about enjoying Whedon while recognizing and identifying the problems therein; that ‘well, he does the best he can inside the system and meets the Bechdel test’ doesn’t cut the mustard for some of us, but we don’t hate the guy or his work either.
You guys get Bene Cookies Of Excellence.
ETA: For more on why my feelings about Joss Whedon are what they are, see the convo WP and I have in the comments. I freely acknowledge that part of my dislike is the fact that I really don’t like Buffyverse, period… xx Bene
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