Read the whole post here.
Ever since Dr. Frankenstein reanimated a woman to serve as his monster's bride and she said no, the zombie woman has been a weird figure for female resistance to control. Zombie feminism is an uneasy subgenre, daring to use freakish gore and death slapstick to pose questions about what it might take for women to become unrapeable. Or for men to see women the way women see themselves.
The question is, why do we have to imagine ourselves as monsters in order to tell stories about what it would be like to become fully human?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
An Unusual Metaphor
io9, the sci-fi site, has an interesting post up on... wait for it... zombies and feminism. Actually it's a pretty interesting look at the patented "dead girl" movie and how it compares to the rarer "undead girl" movie. The latter at least gets a chance to take revenge. Here's a piece: