The Tragedy of Whedon’s Women

In spite of the recent discovery of his personal hypocrisy, Joss Whedon still apparently stands as the modern master of the “strong female character.” With a “Buffy” reboot and a new series on HBO titled “The Nevers,” Whedon will attempt to rebuild his feminist bona fides and further develop his vision of the modern heroine. This is unfortunate because Whedon’s women are not “strong women” at all, but are instead just an expert presentation of an especially unseemly view of women.

I can’t read Joss Whedon’s mind nor do I imagine that everything he writes is a pure expression of…