Buffy the Feminist Vampire Slayer


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Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been hailed as one of the most feminist shows in TV history. Cristen, Caroline and HowStuffWorks galpal Lauren Vogelbaum deep dive into the Hellmouth of Sunnydale, California, to assess how effectively Buffy and the Scooby gang took on the patriarchy.

Episode Sources:

"Is Joss Whedon a feminist? Buffy and female empowerment" http://meloukhia.net/2009/05/is_joss_whedon_a_feminist_buffy_and_female_empowerment/

"Reconsidering the feminism of Joss Whedon" http://www.themarysue.com/reconsidering-the-feminism-of-joss-whedon/

"The rise of Buffy studies" http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/10/the-rise-of-buffy-studies/407020/

"Buffy Summers: Third-wave feminist icon" http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/07/how-buffy-became-a-third-wave-feminist-icon/493154/

"The Buffy effect: Or, a tale of cleavage and marketing" https://bitchmedia.org/article/buffy-effect

"Buffyverse DB" http://vrya.net/bdb/aka.php?char=1

"The Whedon Studies Association" http://www.whedonstudies.tv/