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Angel the Series: Feminist or Not?

Lots of fans argue about the female characters of Angel the series, the spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The main reason for this is that many of these characters are put through a torturous storyline and killed off in order to further the character development of the male characters. Is there any merit to this?

  • I don't think killing off a character is enough to make it not feminist nor does a torturous storyline. What things in particular make their deaths/torture anti feminist or feminist? A lot of the male characters don't get off very lucky as far as storylines either. I would definitely include specific tortures/deaths that demeaned the value of women in some way. – Tatijana 8 years ago
  • I think Angel did many things that could be used to argue whether the show is feminist or not, but I'm not 100% sure that the killing off of female characters is the biggest one. Then again, I have not seen the show in ages, so I might have just forgotten. – Austin Bender 8 years ago