Welcome, gentle readers and listeners! In the 12th episode of Reanimated, Stuart and H.A. crush out some hot, fresh zombie news, talk even more about gender issues in zombie survival situations and finally they get to episode five of The Walking Dead: Wildfire!
FFFFFUUUUUUUUCK! CDC released 2013 drug resistance threat report.
Gender in survival
Bloggers have been watching TWD closely for its approach to gender stereotypes. Some of the problems come down to writing characters for television, but some say it's specifically painting women into a corner.
We discuss a little about a 1996 article from the NYT about the odds of wilderness survival between the genders from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Man Woman Wild: a horribly misogynous TV show.
One survivalist female’s thoughts: http://survivalcache.com/shtf-women-sex/ - mostly about pregnancy and menstruation in the wild.
H.A.'s "strong female character"
Cherry Darling, it’s all you:
In our review we talked about:
How un-enamored of Andrea we are and her killing-me-softly approach to zombie euthanasia.
The Lori, Shane & Rick relationship triangle gets complicated.
Carol gets her groove back? Nah, she just pickaxes Ed's head.
Jim gets a zombie raspberry.
The Morales family goes off to die alone and everyone else goes to the CDC and practices the art of BEING VERY LOUD IN A ZOMBIE INFESTED ENVIRONMENT.
The book and the television show apparently had a serious falling out at this point, with no CDC in sight, and young Carl shooting Shane in the comic, but we decide we prefer to keep Jon Bernthal around, for his frog hunting skills.