These Joss Whedon truth bombs are nothing new. After winning an Equality Now award in 2006, Whedon dropped more serious truthyness: “Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women.” And he gave some dude advice for guys about what it means to be a true feminist, telling Vulture in 2014,
“A guy who goes around saying ‘I’m a feminist’ usually has an agenda that is not feminist. A guy who behaves like one, who actually becomes involved in the movement, generally speaking, you can trust that. And it doesn’t just apply to the action that is activist. It applies to the way they treat the women they work with and they live with and they see on the street.”
All this is just to give Joss Whedon some props. Keep walking the walk and, yes, keep talking the talk.
Oh and before we go, just a moment to reflect on perhaps the best Joss Whedon quote ever. In his aforementioned Equality Now speech Whedon perfectly summed up his motivations. To the question why do you keep writing strong women he replied: “Because you are still asking me the question.” Preach.