Joss Whedon blasts misogynistic video games, tweets support for Feminist Frequency founder

"The sheer tonnage makes misogyny seem newly appalling"

By Sarah Gray
August 27, 2014 9:00PM (UTC)
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Joss Whedon at the screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" in Paris. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Early Wednesday morning, Joss Whedon, writer, director and producer known for a slew of movies and television shows including "Buffy," tweeted out his support for Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian.

This week, Sarkeesian released an episode of her video series "Tropes vs. Women," this week. The video was the second part of an examination of women in video games -- specifically women as background decoration.


Whedon, who is known for including elements of feminism in his shows and movies, and for his controversial comments on feminism tweeted the following:

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The "Tropes vs. Women" video discusses the disturbing trend of females portrayed as either sexual playthings, or victims of violence (or both). Misogynists on the Internet reacted with vitriol, harassing and, allegedly threatening Sarkeesian.


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The Feminist Frequency videos can be viewed below:


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