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Joss Whedon & Anita Sarkeesian Meet, Have Laughs, Fight the Patriarchy

Alternate title: Joss Whedon Casts Anita Sarkeesian in His Next Superhero Film "Feminism Force Five"

Anita Sarkeesian is having a pretty good week. First she was featured in Intel’s chief executive Brian M. Krzanich keynote speech as CES where the company took a strong stance against harassment in the industry and put forth a huge initiative towards diversity at their company. Now here she is chumming it up with our friend Joss Whedon! Where? Why? Who cares! This is awesome.

This isn’t the first time Whedon has aligned himself with Sarkeesian’s cause. Back in August of last year he tweeted in support of her Feminist Frequency video series, delved into the Gamergate hashtag, and even discussed online harassment based on gender on the red carpet.

Needless to say, we like what we’re seeing. And Joss, if you ever want to stop by The Mary Sue headquarters our doors are always open. Come to gaze at the superhero dildos, stay for the amazing bean bag chairs. We think it’s a swell place to work.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."