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The next time I bitch about Firefly
james_nicoll
Remember that my views about the show are not the most negative ones out there.

I feel awful for Joss Whedon's wife. From what I've read about him and the interviews I've watched, I'm fairly certain that he rapes his wife and abuses her in various other ways. I honestly can't think of anything worse than living with a man like Joss who thinks of women like the way he portrays in his tv shows. How awful. The comment about the money was meant to be about how I personally could see no benefit from being with a man like Joss OTHER than money. Joss uses and abuses her. Probably rapes her and thinks of women as whores etc, etc. Obviously, Ms Whedon has her own reasons for staying. Fear, patriarchal concepts of love, etc. But I would argue that she gives everything and gets nothing. Money is the only concrete thing that she could possibly gain. But as I said money is worth nothing compared with self-integrity, self-esteem, love (sister/lesbian/gynaffectionate love) etc. So she still loses out. Poor woman.

I think I will go with coalescent (from whom I nicked this and just react with a ...

[And now I think I should make it clear that while I think Firefly was awful, the writer above is completely barking and the assertations she makes appear to be produced ex ano]

Re: For truly hath it been observed

mindstalk

2008-03-26 01:01 pm (UTC)

What does it mean to support "self-determination" but not their choices? Especially when choices these days aren't that constricted -- far from perfect, but far from the patriarchy, too.

She talks about "Ms. Whedon" probably being raped and abused and staying out of fear or patriarchal concepts of love. Kai Cole would probably disagree; I can only imagine that allecto would dismiss such disagreement. How is that supporting self-determination?

"If you are pro-prostitution then you are not a feminist" -- what is that saying to pro-prostitution feminists?

Re: For truly hath it been observed

flamingsword

2008-03-28 04:22 pm (UTC)

It says, "I don't respect your right to have a sex-positive ethic." That's what. I could not do the job that a competent prostitute does. I've only met one, but DAMN that was a woman in her own power. I've got nothing but love for anyone who competently does a difficult job, whether or not I agree with the job they're doing.