In 2006, Joss Whedon, the creator of cult classics Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and the drastically underrated Dollhouse, was the recipient of The Equality Now Award. After honoring his mother, Whedon had a lot to say about the question:
Why do you write strong women characters?
“Why are you even asking me this?! This is like interview number 50 in a row. How is it possible that this is even a question? Honestly, why did you write that down? Why aren’t you asking a hundred other guys why they don’t write strong women characters? I believe that what I am doing should not be remarked upon, let alone honored.”
Since the Wonder Woman movie is still astonishingly on hold (article to come), and Whedon’s involvement in the script appears to be terminated, I hope to hear more promising words from him in the times to come.
So, Joss, why do you continue to write strong female characters?
“Because you are still asking me that question.”