Social Justice and Joss Whedon: So Close, Yet So Far: Buffy/Spike

Content note: This post discusses BDSM and rape. One of the more complex, troublesome, and ultimately frustrating relationships on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the Buffy/Spike relationship. Spike, originally introduced as a bit character, wormed his way into being a central character on the series, and with good reason. He’s complex, he’s dynamic, he’s interesting, […]

Fatty McFatty FAT!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fat characters on television, both our lack of representation and the way we are represented when we do appear. If you didn’t read it, Tasha Fierce’s Size Matters column at Bitch featured a lot of great discussions of fat characters, with particular examinations of the intersections between size […]