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The Friday Poll - If Joss Whedon could write/direct a non-Whedonverse tv show of your choice, what would it be?
Joss lost an actor at the last minute, and so he asked me, and because I’d had a dream 2 nights earlier that I was doing Shakespeare and it was really fun, I considered it “the will of the Universe” and signed up to do it even though I had to learn the whole part in 2 days.
I don’t recommend trying that.
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, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.
When people say to me, ‘Why are you so good at writing at women?’ I say, ‘Why isn’t everybody?’ Obviously there are differences between men and women - that’s what makes it all fun. But we’re all people. There’s a lot of good writers who are very humanist, but still manage to kind of skip 55 per cent of the race. And I just don’t get that. Not to be able to write an entire gender? To me, the question isn’t how do you do it? It’s how can you possibly avoid doing it?