“But the Warren Mears among us, whether they express their contempt for and entitlement to women in word or deed, need to be taken more seriously. “She’s a girl!” the First Evil says, speaking through Warren in Buffy‘s seventh season. “With sugar, and spice, and everything… useless.” Unless, of course, she’s being of service to a man. Violentacrez and his ilk may not be sorcerers. But the powers available to them to shame and harass women, and to propagate dangerous ideas about women’s motivations and roles, are more significant and frightening than the demon another episode of Buffy, “I, Robot, You Jane,” imagined living in the internet all those years ago.”—Alyssa Rosenberg on how Buffy predicted Geek Misogyny, 2012 (X)
"My life happens to, on occasion, suck beyond the telling of it. Sometimes more than I can handle. And it’s not just mine. Every single person down there is ignoring your pain because they’re too busy with their own. The beautiful ones. The popular ones. The guys that pick on you. Everyone. If you could hear what they were feeling. The loneliness. The confusion. It looks quiet down there. It’s not. It’s deafening."
Spirit Day is a good reason to rewatch “Earshot.” Not that anyone needed one.