I’m not saying Buffy is like a perfect feminist text or anything but I will say as a 13-year-old, nothing was as important to me as seeing Buffy’s reaction to her evil boyfriend trying to kill her in the season 2 finale.
Angel’s like: No weapons… no friends… no hope…. Take all of that away, and what’s left?
Buffy (stops Angel’s sword in front of her face with her bare hands): Me.
And yeah that does it for me… how many times, as a young girl, do you hear another girl say that she’s all she needs? Not only will she fight back, she will fucking murder her boyfriend if that’s what she needs to do to save the world. Nice job Buffy, nice job.