Feminists were outraged with what they saw as the obvious imbalance of power between the sexes, as represented in many of the storylines in typical vampire movies e.g. Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, etc. It is safe to assume that the development of contemporary Feminism has found a useful tool in the True blood and Twilight stories and movies, as there is little subtlety in the portrayal of the balance of power between the sexes.
The women’s suffragette movement came into prominence around the same time, with women becoming more politically active on behalf of women’s rights, including the right to vote. (Emily Pankhurst)
Buffy (the Vampire Slayer) TV series on the other hand, dealt with the vampire mythology in a different way. It started with the basic plot of inferior female versus superior male, but then gradually developed the strength of Buffy, the lead female character, through trial and never ending adversity. As the TV series developed Buffy became ever stronger and more resourceful, representing the emancipated young female. Eventually Buffy was the perfect female role model, at least for some of the Feminists.
Now personally i always preffered willow….. but hey…. flute insertions aside… this just made me laugh today thought i`d share it ..Rose