In Joss Whedon’s show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show first introduces a young 16 year old girl by the name of Buffy. She’s young, she’s virginal, and she’s the girl every guy would want/ she’s the girl that every girl envies because she’s skinny, she’s blonde, she’s got blue eyes, she has big boobs, and did I mention she’s virginal. Buffy is introduced as what everyone idealizes as the “perfect” girl. However, later on in the first episode and further on in the first season, Buffy is not only the “perfect” girl but also the macho hero character who fights off evil vampires and any other monsters that cross her path.

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon takes a feminist approach. He proves in the show that girls can be more than just something for guys or boys in this case to look at. He proves that they can have the looks and be the hero too. An example of this is in the very first scene of the very first episode, when the audience is introduced to Buffy sleeping in a white night gown in white sheets (which symbolizes virginity). She wakes from sleeping to a vast array of vampires to whom she slays. Joss Whedon continues this theme throughout the show proving to girls that they can both be beautiful and a hero. Thus proving to his audience that he’s taking a feminist approach on this show.

-Justine Ludwig

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