Trying something different – like the revolutionary idea of a woman leading an action/adventure show – is risky and undesirable.
Joss Whedon takes that risk in his works, though, because he knows that there are stories to tell involving women that are more than just love triangles, marrying men, and having babies. His women are interesting people fully capable of carrying a genre show all by themselves…Women are still usually the “other” (those mysterious, otherworldly creatures who have wombs and sometimes bleed). Our condition is either unimportant or distinctly separate from other humans. Joss includes women in his definition of human.
There are moments in each of Joss’s shows that epitomize his dedication to giving women stories of their own. Moments that stand out as powerful, affirming and inspiring.
-Jaala Robinson, Whedonistas!