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    Late breaking news over the weekend brought Joss Whedon into a new, stark and sad light. For those unaware, here is a link to an essay his ex-wife wrote detailing decades of infidelity:


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.was...m-of-cheating/

    While his work will surely endure, his legacy is now problemstic at best and yet another lesson not to make heroes out of anyone.

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    Take care all.

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    Not surprised. I'm always wary of nerdy "feminist" dudes who place themselves at the center of feminist narrative.



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    I remember reading about his proposed script for Wonder Woman a few months back and was super glad it wasn't made.

    Disappointing really.

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    Good god his Wonder Woman script was dreadful.

    I will always love and appreciate shows like Bufy and Firefly.

    But Joss Whedon has been called out for his pseudo feminism plenty of times over and over throughout the years that I would be surprised if anyone still bought his story that he's some sort of feminist icon.

    And his infidelity doesn't surprise me at all. Though him blaming his cheating ass on the patriarchy made me want to barf. Men ain't trout.

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    Sad to hear.

    His best work is still genius of course. Loads of great writers/directors were/are complete dicks towards their partners
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    I'm going to start using "the patriarchy made me do it" to justify all my trout life choices. #woke

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    Yeah idk man.

    I love Joss's work, and I'm forever grateful for Buffy. But a lot of the best best BEST Buffy episodes were written by Jane Espenson and Marti Noxon soooooo. Also, nothing like the patriarchy to make a man his millions off the back of a strong female character right


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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    I'm going to start using "the patriarchy made me do it" to justify all my trout life choices. #woke
    Wait, we can do that? And here I've been taking personal responsibility like a sucker this whole time.

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    He should have gone for sex addiction as an excuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    He should have gone for sex addiction as an excuse.
    The patriarchy made him not think of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkythesharkdogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    He should have gone for sex addiction as an excuse.
    The patriarchy made him not think of that.
    Now you're thinking with portals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calliope View Post
    Bwahahahhahaha is that actually serious.

    Only an idiot would have thought Joss Whedon was the 'perfect male feminist' anyway.
    1. He works in Hollywood
    2. He got rid of Charisma Carpenter on Angel after she fell pregnant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calliope View Post
    Bwahahahhahaha is that actually serious.

    Only an idiot would have thought Joss Whedon was the 'perfect male feminist' anyway.
    1. He works in Hollywood
    2. He got rid of Charisma Carpenter on Angel after she fell pregnant!

    *goes looking for evidence to back your claim of her being fired for being pregnant; sees story of how she escaped from a serial rapist. Oh wait. it didnt mean Joss.*

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