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Posted November 7, 2013 by Katherine Toll in On the Ladder

Pssst — Joss Whedon just became my hero.

I’ve always loved this guy — a true wordsmith if I ever met one and this past Monday he outdid himself in a speech he delivered at the Make Equality Reality event chaired by Gloria Steinem. The event thrown by Equality Now honored Whedon for his continued focus on presenting kick-ass female role models in his work.

He opens his speech with,

I hate feminist. Is this a good time to bring this up?

From there, he unpacks a delicious tongue and cheek speech on the foibles and issues that surround the infamous word, feminist and offers up a few suggested alternatives for us. It’s the smartest 14 minute chat I’ve ever heard on the topic. Funny. Subtle. Brilliantly Snarky.

Watch it. Love it. And pass it around — just remember one thing. He was my hero first! Rock on Joss.

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Katherine Toll

Katherine (Kathi) Toll possesses more than 20 years of management and consulting experience within the retail and beauty industry. Her industry experience combined with her special brand of irreverence fuels her mission to find the ‘must-have’ beauty products for Career Girls of all ages. She aspires to remind women the airbrushed perfection of the beauty industry must be tempered with a healthy dose of humor. Kathi holds a general management certification from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, along with an undergraduate degree from Northwestern’s School of Communications.