Don’t Blame Buffy!

WTF is this?

Sociologist Kristin Aune claims that Buffy, the Vampire Slayer is responsible for young women not attending church.
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Of course, you have to wonder about her finding, that is that 50,000 women a year are skipping church on Sunday because they’ve been empowered by Buffy. The book contends that Buffy makes Wicca more popular and, therefore, lures girls from the church.

To say that this reasoning is a stretch is an understatement. By her reasoning, the fans of Buffy should all be signing up for witchcraft classes, believing in vampires and fighting evil in their own backyard. It’s a leap of faith to say the least.
[Link: TV Squad]

Rubbish. In the mythology of the series, when Wiccans where shown (heh…in season 4 episode “Hush”) they were presented as a joke, as pretend witches as nothings, as just clueless 20 year old girls who Willow ends up avoiding.

I guess this is what postmodernism and academia have come to – spewing nonsense.

Note: Buffy The Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite tv shows ever!
Don’t mess with Buffy!

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2 Responses

  1. Sociology is the red-headed stepchild of the social sciences, which insists that it stands with voting behavior, microeconomics, organizational behavior, and other fields, and just ends up making everyone look bad.

    A good rule of them is that if something says “sociological,” it means “ignore this.” ;-)

  2. Heh…the only Sociology Phd I know is a 2nd cousin. How that dimwit (nice, but dumb) made it through a B.A. let alone a Phd, I will never know!

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