Are You a Genderist?
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.