I’ve posted about Dollhouse before.  You can see previous posts here, here and here. The big thing I took away from most of the eps of Dollhouse was consent.  It seemed to me that Joss Whedon was exploring differing levels of consent and how valid the consent of the person who signed themselves over to the Dollhouse could really be.

It couldn’t really be informed consent, could it?  So is it really valid?

I’m not sure the show has, or ever will answer that question, but I believe it is worth pondering in any case.

Season 2 of Dollhouse starts tonight.  By all accounts it will be darker than season 1.  I’m really looking forward to finding out where the series goes from here.

I also happened across (thanks to Whedonesque.com) this, somewhat dated, but recently posted interview with Joss Whedon about Dollhouse.  It gives a little insight into how he sees the show and what he intends.  It’s worth reading.

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Introductory Post

February 9, 2009

Well, here is it, my new blog. Now what?

Who am I? I’m a nerd and a feminist with a strong interest in politics, especially state politics.

I love science fiction. I read and watch quite a bit of it and will probably post a fair number of scifi related posts here.

Over the past couple of years I’ve become more and more interested in feminist issues. I read feminist blogs and find that I have experience with or strong opinions on more and more of the posts that I read.

I’ve also become more politically engaged than ever. My focus these days is on state politics. I live in Montana and our state legislature is currently in session. I find myself reading bills, listening to sessions online and contacting my representatives a lot. Many of the issues I feel strongly about are issues that other states are also dealing with, so I don’t think this blog will end up being too Montana specific.

This blog is an experiment for me. I feel as though I have things to say and I’m trying to figure out how to say them. It’s not that I’ve never posted my opinions on the web before. I’ve had a personal journal, read by a few friends, but this isn’t going to be the same sort of thing.

I’ve decided to remain anonymous for the moment, but not because I want to attack Sarah Palin, though it’s possible she’ll come up. Truthfully, it’s partly because I have read some of the comments at other feminist blogs and partly because I think I may want to post some things that I don’t necessarily want associated with me in real life. That may change.

I’ve got ideas for a few posts rattling around in my brain, so I’ll try to start putting them up this evening.

Until then, thank you for visiting.