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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Joss Whedon, cell phone videos and feminism

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Joss Whedon, creator of the Buffyverse, wrote this excellent essay on feminism that begins with a description of a recent "honor killing." Some Muslim men stoned a Muslim woman to death, and among the crowd of killers were a couple guys who caught the murder on their cell phone cameras.

It's pretty sick stuff, and Joss Whedon puts it all in perspective.

Thanks for the email, Selene.

Reminds me of Ken Picard's story in Seven Days this week, about male violence in Vermont.

CORRECTION: One of the comments below brought this to light, so I thought I'd bump it up here:

Just a factual note - the perpetrators were not Muslim. They wereYezidis, followers of a distinctive Kurdish religion. In fact one ofthe "rationales" for this horrendous act was that the girl hadallegedly dated a Muslim.

DM

Thanks. Sorry for the error.

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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