Nandi: “…I got word you were in the area. I’m imposing, but I got no one else to ask.”
30 DAYS OF FEMALE AWESOME ★ Day 10: Favorite female character in a sci-fi/supernatural show
Female cast of Firefly
Mal: Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir.
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The female cast of Firefly is flawless and your arguments against them are invalid. Kaylee Frye is…Kaylee is flawless and sweet and warm and she’s basically the color orange because she’s like the sun. Zoe Washburne is PERFECT and the most bad-ass lady to wield a gun both on a spaceship and astride a horse. Inara Serra is more than sexy, she is sex, and she owns it and she’s good-hearted and lovely. River. River Tam is a crazyawesomewarriorprincess and her face when she cries or smiles or is scared…asdfkjl;sa I just want to hold her to my bosom but I know she could totally kick my ass.
I love them and their relationships with each other and their relationships with everyone and they’re fabulous. A++
It’s no secret that Joss Whedon is the unspoken king of Television feminism, but at least in my opinion, Firefly was his greatest success, and possibly the most feminist show of all time. The four leads speak for themselves. A trained soldier, a hyper talented mechanic, a graceful and high class companion, and a genius. Besides simply putting women in places of power, Firefly also explores important social themes. The most obvious being sex positivity: the idea that prostitutes are human beings, that women should feel empowered rather than ashamed of their sexuality, and that female sexuality can be a beautiful thing. We also have a rare glimpse at a TV relationship where the husband and wife switch roles and the man is more delicate and domestic, while the wife is the protector and the head strong one. One could write a book about Whedon and feminism, but let’s just cut this short and say that he got it right with Firefly.