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Date Posted: 18:30:06 03/04/08 Tue
Author: Trent
Subject: Double Standard
In reply to: manwitch 's message, "Re: Who Is To Blame in "Empty Spaces" (7.19)?" on 15:01:28 02/12/08 Tue

I don't think its a double standard really. Buffy is the protagonist. Rona is not. Kennedy is not. Faith is not. Giles is not. Obviously the hearts of the audience will more likely be with the protagonist.

I don't care if Buffy is the protagonist. If Kennedy, Rona, the other Potentials, the Scoobies and etc., were not satisfied with Buffy's leadership, they had every right to reject her as a leader.

I see nothing but a lot of double standards, here. I think that everyone is taking Buffy's side, simply because she was the main protagonist. While reading some of the posts when Season 7 was airing, I find it ironic that many fans were complaining of Buffy's less-than-stellar leadership. They really tore into her over her rant against Willow and Spike in "Get It Done". But when the Potentials - especially Kennedy and Ron - openly turned against Buffy, everyone started blaming them for what happened and making comments about how they would like to see the likes of Kennedy and Rona dead by the end of S7, or accusing them of being ungrateful or power hungry.

Buffy screwed up. If the others were unsatisfied with her leadership, they had every right to reject her. The didn't have the right to kick her out of her house. But even that was partly Buffy's house. SHE LET THEM KICK HER OUT. If Buffy had the right to reject the Watcher's Council or Giles for being ineffective authority figures, then others like the Scoobies and the Potentials had the right to reject her.

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