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June 16 2007

"A Top Talent in Feminism-Soaked Mass Media Entertainments." The Season 8 comic books are recommended summer reading.

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[ edited by Pointy on 2007-06-17 03:44 ]

Wow...nice pitch for new readers. I can't wait until new fans emerge. The only downside is that I'll have to fight harder to secure my own copy as each new issue is released.
Feminism-soaked! Now packed with 150% more delicious feminism! Feminism aged to perfection and cooked just the way you like it!

Great phrase.

I also liked this especially:

"I stand by my opinion that Whedon is a worldchanger: his tough, smart (both street and book), and funny heroines are some of the most upbeat and intelligent takes on empowered women in contemporary popcult."
That was great stuff, but y'know...she left off General Voll's retort to Buffy's feminism kick, which was to me at least kind of crucial. I'm not in the least trying to downplay Buffy's strength and independence or anything, but there she does have the tendency to get a bit self-righteous and arrogant.

Still, awesome.
Nice pitch indeed (even with the selective quoting). I ended up with a weird and unfortunate neural cross-circuit between 'garbage water', Homer Simpson and 'feminism soaked' but that's not the article's fault ;).

... but there she does have the tendency to get a bit self-righteous and arrogant.

I dunno though, if you take out the season 7 stuff post "Bring on the Night" (probably her last 'proper' motivating speech before "Here's where you have a choice ...") i.e. all the times Buffy's meant to have gone down the wrong path and to seem arrogant and self-righteous (as well as pompous, autocratic, callous and often wrong) I don't think she's really that bad.

I mean, when you are almost always right and almost always the best then maybe it's not self-righteous arrogance, maybe it's just factual accuracy ;).
Very nice article.

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