1.) As much as it pained us, Buffy ended years ago. "Young" women are watching Miley Cyrus. Grown women, who watched Buffy from Day One, are in their 20's now and are adults responsible enough to make their own decisions.
2.) It's not the plain, flat-out sexism that keeps women away? Really? Because being told you're going to hell for not having a penis and the rights and privileges attached to it isn't really a reason to volunteer to skip Sunday brunch.
Details and more via our friends from across the pond at Holy Moly!:
If you're a female and avoided going to church last Sunday then it's likely that you've been converted to some type of black magic or Wicca cult because of watching 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. Don't blame me, it's the absolute truth according to a recent British survey called 'Women And Religion In The West' (which sounds absolutely vital bedtime reading for those cold winter nights).
So Sarah Michelle Gellar and that 'Angel' bloke are responsible for around 50,000 women deciding against being shouted at by a man in a dress every Sunday morning and preferring to go about their Satanic ways. The author of the dreary study, Dr. Kristine Aune, managed to stop declaring that the power of Christ compels you to destroy your 'Buffy' box sets just long enough to say...
"Because of its focus on female empowerment, young women are attracted by Wicca, popularised by the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In short, women are abandoning the church."
You can blame Sarah Michelle Gellar for a fair bit, but keeping women out of churches? Out of cinemas, fair enough, but not churches.