Joss Whedon on the F-Word

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Screenwriter, producer, director, comic book author and everything between, Joss Whedon has earned a cult following and admiration for his kick-ass female characters. The man most famous for the TV version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer recently spoke at an Equality Now dinner where his speech centered around the word “feminist.” Whedon mentioned Katy Perry, The Lord of the Rings and put forward a pitch for the greater community to insert the term “genderist” into common language with the end goal of growing it to the power of “racist.” Thoughtful, and playful at times, Whedon made clear his ideas surrounding language and how “we will never not be fighting” for gender equality.