Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Blogger Calls Joss Whedon's Firefly "Rapist's View Of The World"

As busy as I am, couldn't pass this one up.

LiveJournal user allecto claims that Joss Whedon's TV show Firefly is a "rapist's view of the world":

"I find much of Joss Whedon’s work to be heavily influenced by pornography, and pornographic humour. While I would argue that there are some aspects of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer that are feminist and progressive, there is much that isn’t and I find it highly problematic that there are many very woman-hating messages contained within a show that purports itself as feminism. But Firefly takes misogyny to a new level of terrifying. I am really, really worried that women can call the man who made this show a feminist."

Granted, I've only seen a handful of Firefly episodes. But what do all of you out there familiar with the series think of allecto's analysis? Are there anti-feminist themes in Firefly, or in the Buffyverse?