"Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings."
bigbardafree says the first thing I thought of when I saw this quote.
Eh, Whedon isn’t perfect, especially in how he treats his cast sometimes, but his female characters are MUCH more human and nuanced than River Song or Amy Pond. Watch Buffy or Firefly and then compare it to Seasons 5-8 of Doctor Who. It’s not even the same league.
Lol yeh, Whedon isn’t perfect, like they said, but don’t even compare him to Moffat, please. He’s an outright sexist, mysoginistic asshole who doesn’t even care that he portrays women as sexy moons which orbit men, Whedon at least tries and his writing is LIGHTYEARS ahead.