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Posts Tagged ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Each Friday, we look at the week that’s passed (or, since this is our first recap, perhaps the week before that) and try to garner a bit of anticipation for the week to come. And as is fitting for a co-authored blog, our goal is to put the “we” in weekly (and, occasionally, to pun weakly).

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As far as I’m concerned, this video mash up is the best thing on the web right now:

And this post by creator Jonathan McIntosh beautifully lays out why Buffy is a better role model than Bella and Buffy the Vampire Slayer a much more feminist and empowering universe than Twlight. But it’s more complex than Buffy vs. Edward. For over a hundred years, vampires have been the archetype by which we explore taboo sexuality, especially female sexuality. Vampire attacks teach us what female sexuality is “really” like–when a woman is undead she is beyond the control of society and acts only to please herself.

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