This week's Ask a Feminist segment is gonna be a little different - instead of me answering a question, I'm embedding a video where prominent feminist Joss Whedon answers a question he is all-too-frequently asked. The video is a bit dated, but everything he says is just as relevant today as it was five years ago. To skip to Joss Whedon's comments, go to 2:10.
Incidentally, Whedon's response to the question parallels nicely with Twisty's latest post about the problem with differentiating between women and strong women. Granted, I suspect Twisty would include Whedon's female protagonists in her critique, but then Twisty is a radical feminist.