“Equality is not a concept.” Joss Whedon, American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and much more, receives deafening cheers and applause for relaying his answers to the question he receives hundreds of times at press junkets.
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 (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), and the film adaptation of Marvel's The Avengers (2012).
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.