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Why Does Joss Whedon Have Strong Female Characters in His TV Shows and Movies?

Stef McDonald

Seriously, Whedon's women characters are strong. But his answer to reporters who ask the question is great: "Why aren't you asking 100 other guys why they DON'T write strong women characters?" And: "…because equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity—we need it to stand on this earth as men and women. ..." Hear the rest from his speech at an Equality Now event.... (Hat tip to Upworthy for the find.)

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