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Joss Whedon Articles [Thursday 7 Apr 2011 at 09:01 pm]
Owen
Joss and feminism

Another point of view

No Season 8 discussion.
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[User Picture]From: norwie2010
Friday 8 Apr 2011 at 02:46 pm (UTC)
I found both "essays" ("rants" is more accurate) deeply lacking. Both, in form/style and content/subject matter.

There really is no reason to discuss them at length.

(And oh! hai infinitewhale - why, of course you are correct. ;-))
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[User Picture]From: infinitewhale
Friday 8 Apr 2011 at 06:08 pm (UTC)

There seems to be a great (and understandable) reluctance to accept S8 into academia. Not that either article is really academic, but you get the point.

It's probable the first article doesn't know they exist or they'd have used to them to confirm some of their points. Joss doesn't see Buffy as a feminist character (at least the comic version), so you'd be hard-pressed to argue otherwise if you take them into account.
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Friday 8 Apr 2011 at 08:17 pm (UTC)
There seems to be a great (and understandable) reluctance to accept S8 into academia. Not that either article is really academic...

People of considered judgement are reluctant to take S8 seriously at all. And it is very understandable. It's pleasing to remember that most people interested in the show have never heard and will never hear about it.
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Friday 8 Apr 2011 at 08:20 pm (UTC)
I was mostly pleased to note that there is still active controversy going on outside Eljay in 2011. These two posts appear to have been made in the past few days, one in response to the other, and been linked from some non-fandom sites.

Maybe there's just nothing on teevee.
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[User Picture]From: norwie2010
Friday 8 Apr 2011 at 08:35 pm (UTC)
WTF is Eljay?

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[User Picture]From: infinitewhale
Saturday 9 Apr 2011 at 01:00 am (UTC)

LiveJournal.

LJ

El Jay.

:)
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[User Picture]From: norwie2010
Saturday 9 Apr 2011 at 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh! I knew that...


...not.


;-)

Thanks!
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