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Faith is the perfect leader

FeministMedia

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Giles could be the leader of the slayers, he is a watcher, old, wise, experienced since before the slayer, has already taken the slayers on a training exercise. Oh wait he's a male, automatically disqualified!
Faith could be the leader of the slayers, she is rash, impulsive, just popped up out of nowhere, has not fought vampires in years, (killed a human like Willow did),. Oh wait, she's a feminist; automatically the winner!
 
DeadlyDuo
DeadlyDuo
Am I detecting sarcasm?
thrasherpix
thrasherpix
Do you really have nothing better to do with your life than to come to boards like this and pretend to be a feminist?
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Black Thorn
What is your obsession with feminism?
She was the leader because she’s the slayer - the strongest warrior (apart from Buffy).
 

DeadlyDuo

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Faith is never stated or even implied to be a feminist. She was chosen as leader because she's The Slayer, it had nothing to do with gender.
She was chosen as leader because Kennedy thought she'd get a bigger say in things with her in charge hence the brown nosing beforehand.

Faith would be a terrible leader. She gained popularity by being friends with the potentials, and though she did tell Kennedy to back off, there is an element of the potentials are only following her because she's in their good graces. If she started being hard on them, they would turn on her because she had already made a rod for her own back by palling around with them. Kennedy would undoubtedly be the ringleader (again).

It is possible to be captain of the ship and respected by the crew as well as being on friendly terms with them but there also can't be blurring of lines. Faith had already blurred those lines.

If Faith were to be in charge for any significant amount of time, it would probably progress like this:

KENNEDY: I want Faith to be in charge, she's my friend. Let's vote for Faith to be leader!

Later

FAITH: Kennedy, stop throwing your weight around and do as you're told.

KENNEDY: You bitch! How dare you treat me like that! I want a new leader!
 

Myheadsgonenumb

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Faith leads them into a trap. She isn't a good leader because she never tried to be one before and it's suddenly handed to her st a time of intense pressure. It was a move she neither asked for or welcomed.
Faith not being good is sort of the point - they are being unreasonable kicking Buffy out. Buffy is correct and she knows what she is doing. Faith doesn't.
It's not good writing on the part of the writers, it's a horrible moment in Buffy, everyone is OOC and it feels like such a betrayal of all these people we've grown to love over the years to twist them into this nonsensical conflict for plot reasons ... but the point of it is that they choose wrong when they choose Faith. Even to the point of Amanda saying they were 'punished' when they got blown up for following the wrong slayer. So trying to make some MRA point about the misandry of Buffy because Giles would have been a better leader is a tad ... silly to say the least.
 

white avenger

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Assuming that they could ever settle their differences (they apparently did at the end of Dark Horse's :Buffy" run, but we never saw how that would eventually turn out) The ideal team would have Buffy as the C O (Commanding Officer) and Faith as her X O (Executive Officer) Buffy makes the plans and sets up the strategy, then if the team has to split up, Buffy takes Section "A" and Faith takes Section "B.," just like any military attack squad.
 
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