On 4 November, Equality Now
will honor award-winning writer, director, producer and Advisory Board member, Joss Whedon
for his work on gender equality at their inaugural ‘Make Equality Reality’ event in Beverly Hills, California.
Whedon is best known to film and TV fans as the creator of the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1999–2004), and the film adaptation of Marvel's The Avengers
Although the awards ceremony is an important event, it is not the main point of this article.
To remind us of Whedon's work
beyond that in the film and TV industry, Upworthy
uploaded a video that everyone should watch.
The video is of Joss Whedon giving examples to the question he receives numerous times at press junkets: “Why do you always write these strong female characters?
Watch the above YouTube video of his speech ‘On The Road to Equality - Honouring Men on the Front Line,’ May 2006, for his responses.