Hello there, my name is Nicholas Martin, but I go by Nico. I’m a professional writing and publishing student at UW-Whitewater. This blog will focus on the analytical and social aspects of feminism in the works of Joss Whedon. The arguments will be derived from my previous papers as well as a paper by an expert in the field.
It is my argument that while Joss Whedon is a successful analytic feminist, he fails as a social feminist. The common use of juxtaposition to create his arguments requires that stereotypes and gender tropes be broadcast to millions – and this relies heavily on the audience understanding the juxtaposition. For most, this goes over their heads and leaves them only noticing the trope/stereotype. This method of Joss Whedon only serves to contain these tropes and perpetuate them.