13 Reasons Buffy Is a Badass Feminist
I first came across Buffy the Vampire Slayer when I was just an impressionable 9 years old. I don't remember how or why I stopped flipping through channels and landed on the show that would have a huge effect on my life, but I do remember that I was immediately and irrevocably hooked. She was fierce. She was funny. She was feminine. She was my role model and (Halloween costume inspiration) from that moment on. Little did I know that beneath the surface of demon fighting and vampire slaying (and laying) was the foundation for the feminist I would one day become.
Buffy taught me (and so many other women) to be strong, to be loving, to embrace all people's choices and lifestyles, to be selfless, to explore and accept my own sexuality, to forgive myself, and to forgive others. To try. To care. To fight for what I believe in. It's been 19 years since the show premiered, and I still take to heart the lessons Buffy taught me (and still hardcore ship Spuffy). So whether you're new to the show (welcome to the Hellmouth!) or a seasoned vet, here's a reminder why Buffy is one of the most badass feminist characters of all time.