Buffy's choice: Joss Whedon gets political [and Buffy gets preganant] - http://www.guardian.co.uk/books...
Buffy's choice: Joss Whedon gets political [and Buffy gets preganant]
Buffy's choice: Joss Whedon gets political [and Buffy gets preganant]
"Voices arguing for a woman's right to choose in America's anguished debate over abortion have discovered an unexpected ally: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The new issue of the Buffy comics, published on Thursday in the US, sees the Chosen One taking some time off from staking vampires through the heart to deal with what publisher Dark Horse called "a rather personal problem". Season nine continues, after issue five's cliffhanger revelation that the Slayer was pregnant, with Buffy deciding what to do about the unwanted pregnancy – the result of a drunken night at a party. Eventually she decides to have an abortion." - edythe from Bookmarklet
""A woman's right to choose is under attack as much as it's ever been, and that's a terrible and dangerous thing for this country. I don't usually get soap box-y with this, but the thing about Buffy is all she's going through is what women go through, and what nobody making a speech, holding up a placard, or making a movie is willing to say," Whedon told Entertainment Weekly" - edythe
"The cult creator criticised the celebration in the media of teen pregnancy and "young people having babies when they are not emotionally, financially, or otherwise equipped to take care of them", citing The Secret Life of an American Teenager television show, and the films Juno and Knocked Up. "Even if they pretend to deal with abortion, the movies don't even say the word 'abortion'," he said. "It's something that over a third of American women are going to decide to have to do in their lives. But people are so terrified that no one will discuss the reality of it — not no one, but very few popular entertainments, even when they say they're dealing with this issue, they don't, and won't. It's frustrating to me. I don't think Buffy should have a baby. I don't think Buffy can take care of a baby. I agree with Buffy."" - edythe