Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Buffy > Church

Because we don't have enough backwards thinking anti-feminists spouting insanity on, say, Faux New$, England thought it would be awesome to fill their side of the pond's quota with crazy, delusional psycho hose beast (and sociologist at the University of Derby) Dr. Kristin Aune. In her recent bat shit insane study which is as rooted in fact as my right now claiming that Armenian Soup will bring about the oncoming apocalypse (which will be the tastiest apocalypse of all) she claims that 50,000 women per year leave the Church thanks to Buffy. You're probably thinking to yourself "What? How? What?" and, much like Giles, I say unto thee "Three excellent questions".

Have a yummy quote:

"Because of its focus on female empowerment, young women are attracted by Wicca, popularized by the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

I'd call that a pretty radical interpretation of the text. Frankly, if Buffy was causing that many women to cast off "the Church" (which is a huge and disgustingly misogynistic tool of the patriarchy anyway) I'd do a little jig. It's far easier to point fingers at the gay, Wicca girl with the black hair (see picture above) than to look within and realize that the Bible could easily be retitled "Thanks for Fucking it up, Eve, and other reasons women are to blame for everything".

[source: NYPost]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i watched both buffy and charmed...
i think charmed had a bigger influence about wicca to me.