Pop-Culture | Posted by Alexa M on 08/15/2011

Why I’m Glad Daria Didn’t Lose Her Virginity

In 1997, MTV launched a new show called Daria. The show aimed to capture high school through the eyes of a teenage girl, mirroring other popular shows of the decade (My So Called Life, Buffy etc.) which also reflected hormonal, angsty teenage girls as the main protagonists.

The character Daria Morgendorffer, who the show is (obviously) named after, was a character on the popular TV show Beavis and Butthead. Why Beavis and Butthead was popular is beyond me. Every time I’ve tried to watch a segment of this show of gurgling stoners it makes me feel like I’m missing out on the ‘humour.’ Kind of like how I feel watching Two and a Half Men.

Here’s an early appearance of Daria on Beavis and Butthead:


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Feminism | Posted by Robin S on 07/24/2009

Joss Whedon’s Equality Now Speech

Joss Whedon is a writer best known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also written science fiction shows such as Firefly and Dollhouse. In this speech, Joss Whedon explains some of his answers when he is asked, "Why do you write about strong women?" It's from a couple years ago, but it's worth it.

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