Quick Hit: Feminism, Whedon, blah blah
So apparently Joss Whedon would like you to ignore what he says about himself being a feminist, in the context of his showsetc., because the author’s intention shouldn’t be relevant in deciding if a work is feminist.
Sounds sensical, but I’d buy that a LOT quicker if he weren’t already milking the auteur role for everything it’s worth. A word to the wise, Joss–it’s hard to not read intent into something when you’ve metaphorically scrawled your name all over it. Especially when you quote Hitchcock, who as the classic auteur of cinematic history was pretty much a hypocrite to say what he did.
Intent goes hand in hand with interpretation. Especially if you’re a cultural analyst like me, and not a literary analyst–intent and societal impact weigh just as much, if not more, than my personal interpretation of a text.
Also, for fuck’s sake, take one minute from your terribly busy day to format your fucking comment.
(thx to the Hoydens for the concept of Quick Hit. Have not forgotten about other posts, I swear. I just had to get this out.)
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