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Old August 13th 10, 15:04   #403
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Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Why is everyone calling the show misogynistic? A few of the characters were misogynistic. Ok, sure, every male involved with Sierra in any way except Victor was like some cartoon super-villain representation of something dreamed up out of the collective consciousness of participants at a Take Back the Night rally. But the show itself was, like every other Whedon thing, essentially about some chick kicking ass. Empowerment and what-not.
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