the best birthday gifts are the geekiest and awesomely feminist ones

I own one complete television series. 

It is, of course, Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

Buffy is my TV spirit character. (A thing I just made up, but you totally get what I mean right?).

So, when my husband showed me his most recent messenger convo with the dude who made his replica Captain America shield and whom he refers to as "The Tardis Guy" (because he makes those too), I couldn't help but SQUEEEE with joy!

Because, my man, he GETS ME so very, very much!

*jisy* = JUST

*jisy* = JUST

A newly 43-year old Slayer (of various evils and general ickyness in our world) with her very own scythe MADE JUST FOR HER! This is undoubtedly going to be the best birthday gift The Consort has ever gotten me! (And mind you, he's done quite well in the past... read: Coach purse.) 

Now, my fellow Slayers....

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox

Because, while the Scythe was technically intended for only ONE slayer, Buffy changed the rules, so that all the potential slayers would have that power. That strength to defend and defeat and stand up and fight. And with feminism, isn't that kind of what we are all trying to do too? 

Every girl who could have the power…will have the power…can stand up, will stand up. …every one of us. Make your choice. Are you ready to be strong?
— Buffy - Season 7, Episode 22, “Chosen”