Joss Whedon picked up Chris Claremont’s feminist cookies

It’s silly to complain about the laziness of critical writing in what is a TV show fandom, but if only I could find a Joss Whedon fan familiar enough with Chris Claremont’s X-Men work to make my point for me (that Whedon gets a lot of credit for work that follows in the footsteps of Claremont, and suffers from many of the same flaws).
Oh yeah, Joss himself: Kitty was the mother of Buffy, as much as anybody.
Thanks.