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Joss Whedon is a racist misogynist that rapes his wife, now with 10% more Shakespeare
Basically this particular blogger takes issue with Joss Whedon's portrayal of women in Firefly, and seems confounded by the idea people see him as a feminist, and has declared Joss Whedon is the worst man in the universe.
Here are some choice quotes:
The next scene we meet Kaylee, the shipâ€™s mechanic. <- Lookee, lookee, feminist empowerment. In this scene Mal and Jayne are stowing away the cargo they just stole. Kaylee is chatting to them, happily. Jayne asks Mal to get Kaylee to stop being so cheerful. Mal replies, â€œSometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.â€ Yes, that is an exact quote, â€œSometimes you just wanna DUCT TAPE HER MOUTH and DUMP HER IN THE HOLD FOR A MONTH.â€ Kaylee responds by grinning and giving Mal a kiss on the cheek and saying, â€œI love my Captain.â€
What the fuck is this feminist man trying to say about women here? A black woman calling a white man â€˜sirâ€™. A white male captain who abuses and silences his female crew, with no consequences. The women are HAPPY to be abused. They enjoy it. What does this say about women, Joss? What does this say about you? Do you tell your wife to shut up? Do you threaten to duct tape her mouth? Lock her in the bedroom? Is this funny to you, Joss? Because it sure as fuck ainâ€™t funny to me.
So, Joss Whedon refers to rapist/fuckers who buy women as sex, as â€˜eager, inexperienced but pleasingly shapedâ€™ who â€˜make loveâ€™ to women in prostitution. Obviously, â€˜loveâ€™ to men like Joss Whedon, requires female powerlessness, force and coercion. Women in prostitution enjoy the experience of being bought for sex. They feel â€˜motherlyâ€™ towards the men who have just treated them as property and bought them as sex.
Her husband, Wash, talking about how he likes to watch her bathe. Let me just say now that I have never personally known of a healthy relationship between a white man and a woman of colour. I have known a black woman whose white husband would strangle and bash her while her young children watched. My white grandfather liked black women because they were â€˜exoticâ€™, and he did not, could not treat women, especially women of colour, like human beings. I grew up watching my great aunts, my aunty and my mother all treated like shit by their white husbands, the men they loved. So you will forgive me for believing that the character, Wash, is a rapist and an abuser, particularly considering that he treats Zoe like an object and possession.
I can assure you that this is just the beginning of my rant on Firefly. There is so much more disturbing stuff later in the series. In particular, an episode called Our Mrs. Reynolds, another episode written by Joss, which completely demonises women as well as pornifying male violence against us.
Andrea Dworkin and John Stoltenberg. That would be one that I would call a 'happy, healthy, positive, mutually respectful, mutually loving, heterosexual relationship'. Umm... I'm still thinking. I don't think I could name any others.
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 haven't seen such hilarious non-satirical statements since the last State of the Union speech personally, but maybe I'm wrong and Joss Whedon really does rape his wife and kill kittens or whatever, what do you think?