Joss Whedon, “Strong Female Characters” and the Hopeful End of the Jerk Director Trope

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Honestly, most of us have known for a while that Joss Whedon is a jerk. I’m a Buffy fan, I adore Buffy and it partially inspires my own work.

But Whedon is a jerk.

I even liked Dollhouse despite it’s problematic nature. (It was clearly meant to deal with cyberpunk themes of identity, agency…