Wonkette - Wingnuts So Mad At Big Bad Joss Whedon, For Making Sweet Love To Planned Parenthood
Joss Whedon rocks politically, and when you’re a celebrity and you rock politically, you always enrage the wingnuts. He is offering to donate fifty dollars of his own money to planned parenthood every time someone new signs up and starts making monthly donations to that organization.
C.A. Pinkham has more:
Badass writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of some of the best TV shows ever, is donating his money — and yours! — to Planned Parenthood. GUESS WHO SO MAD.
Many of you may know Joss Whedon as the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and The Greatest TV Show That Has Ever Existed. He’s directly responsible for “Our Mrs. Reynolds,” the single most perfect 44 minutes TV has ever seen, an experience roughly equivalent to a unicorn orgasm in space. If we’re ever faced with an alien species trying to decide whether to wipe us from existence, and they demand we show them something to prove we’re worth survival, images of the Pyramids can get fucked — “Our Mrs. Reynolds” should be the first thing we show them.
Whedon is all about the laydeez, and we have an entire career’s worth of evidence as to that fact. In a 2006 speech, he asked and answered, “So, why do you write these strong female characters? Because you’re still asking me that question.” In a 2013 speech, he directly compared those who do not believe women deserve equality to the Plague. Hell, the man wrote Buffy the Motherfucking Vampire Slayer, for fuck’s sake. Regardless of what people on tumblr who apparently think one badly written and poorly conceived scene erases an entire career’s worth of work will tell you, Whedon is a big fan of ladies getting health care for their lady business.
So it isn’t surprising Whedon is willing to put his money where your clam wallet is, to kickstart a fundraising drive out of his own pocket: