Problematic as fuck
The inimitable @Astrophilia wrote a good post about Joss Whedon ages ago, and I decided to repost it here, because it turns out there are still people unaware of these basic facts. Also because it’s a great post, check this out:
Firefly has been a point of contention for Internet Feminists™ ever since Alecto first wrote about it in her usual inflammatory style. Unfortunately people were unwilling or unable to look past her accusatory remarks and occasional grasping to see some of the really spot-on points she had made: the problematic nature of having a black woman constantly call a white man sir long after they have both left the military; the ‘happy hooker’ myth being perpetuated repeatedly; the constant objectification of Zoe by her own husband; the troubling remarks by Mal towards Kaylee. It goes on.