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Gender Equity and the Living Dead

 
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Curryman



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Gender Equity and the Living Dead Reply with quote

I was painting zeds the other day when I suddenly realized something. There are hardly any females among the undead hordes. My collection now numbers over a hundred minis from several makers, and only 22% are women. Is this just a coincidence? A deliberate choice by the manufacturers or artists? Some sort of subconscious bias? I don't presume to have the answers, but I do find the questions interesting.

I ramble on at great length about the subject in a blog post. I'd be interested in hearing anybody else's thoughts on the issue, especially HeadZombie, since he IS a manufacturer of zombies.

http://thescreamingalpha.com/2009/04/28/gender-equity-and-the-living-dead/
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headzombie
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking about this.

I really think it may come down to a violence against women thing. Its just isn't funny or entertaining. It also wasn't done on purpose on my end. Maybe it is all subconscious?

Or, do female zombies seem less scary? It could be that too.

I will reflect some more.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think women are scarier alive, HZ.

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amen.
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nurgledeathmonkey



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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="headzombie"]I really think it may come down to a violence against women thing. Its just isn't funny or entertaining.
[quote]

I beg to differ. The scene in the backyard with Mary from Shaun of the Dead...hii-larious. Match. Point. Set. Wink
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