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October 28 2013

Joss Whedon's "So why do you write these strong female characters?" speech gets rediscovered. It's seven years old and still packs a punch. Joss' speech at an Equality Now event is currently getting a lot of chatter on the social media platforms and various entertainment websites.

My mother posted it to facebook this last week as she just discovered it. I apologized profusely for never sharing it with her before.
When Sarah Millican tweeted about it, that's when I thought it had gone mainstream.
i think i saw an article about it or something... which led me to rewatching it for a bazillionth time... joss is a genius alright
Had to google Sarah Millican... Is she mainstream in the UK? Never heard of her before. Upworthy seems to be the portal that "re-released" the video.
Yes, she's a famous UK comedian.
I made a version subtitled in French a few months ago. I wanted to show it to my mum, and she doesn't speak English :)It's HERE if you wanna share it with French speakers ;)
Yeah - it was an Upworthy post. Someone I know posted it on their Facebook. Glad to see it getting anohter go-round.
Someone posted this months ago. It should be in the deleted posts pile, with everything else that's been posted in duplicate JUST to be fair.
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I've given up trying to get people to recognize Du'a Khalil and the speech each year since Joss' post here in May 2007, so I just blog it and intermittently write EN, Avaaz, and other organizations who are in the business of trying to save women and children to thank them for their efforts.

I wish what Joss wrote could be laminated and handed out with copies of the Equality Now speech/video, so I hope this event on Nov. 4 really pumps up EN membership.

[ edited by Tonya J on 2013-10-28 21:43 ]
I love, love that this popped up on my TL and page this week.
And once again I got stuck on Youtube watching an hours worth of Joss and Nathan and the rest of the Firefly gang trolling each other at comic con panels.
There is now a piece in The Guardian on Joss Whedon receiving recognition for his work in creating strong roles for women

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