48 Reporters Asked This Guy The Same Dumb Question About Women. His Response? Absolutely Perfect.

Adam Mordecai

Joss Whedon, director of "The Avengers" and the creator of some of my favorite shows ever, has a history of writing strong women characters. Back in 2006, the organization Equality Now honored him for being a staunch ally for women. In his thank-you speech, he decided to talk about the tedious and vapid question journalists never stop asking him. At 6:25, I thought he nailed everything wrong with our culture, but then he takes it to the next level at 6:50 and hammers home the horrible reality.

If you'd like to help Joss and his allies fight for real equality in a small way, you could Like Equality Now on Facebook. And maybe share this?


ORIGINAL: By Joss Whedon for Equality Now. To read a full transcript, click here.

You can start this video from the beginning to hear Meryl Streep's wonderful intro speech. Also, fellow curator Rebecca Eisenberg, out of the kindness of her giant feminist heart, gave me this video to write up. So you should also Like her on Facebook because she's funny and smart and talented and a way gooder writer than me.


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