Strong Female Characters

I remarked on this speech by Joss Whedon in class the other day when we discussed Woolf. I thought of this speech in terms of the historical deprivation of knowledge production by women and the  misogyny perpetuated in the works of male authors (just to be clear, I’m not claiming that all male writers are misogynistic, rather I’m just presenting a trend in the history of writing). Joss remarks upon how unremarkable it ought to be that he writes strong female characters. He believes that when people see his strong female characters as remarkable that this is a reflection of a broken and unbalanced culture of gender inequality. Below is a link to the short speech:


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