Being a Woman in the Zombie Apocalypse
But, what if we were in the middle of the zombie apocalypse…
Let’s look at The Walking Dead for an example. Yes, it’s only a TV show, but where the heck would a women find a razor in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by flesh eating zombies? Having hairy legs wouldn’t be the worst of it. How about deodorant, or tampons?
Anyway, it’s summer and the sun is beating down on your face. You cut your jeans into shorts, because the heat is too much to handle. You have a spaghetti strap tank top on and you haven’t shaved for three months. It’s like eighty degrees out, you sure the heck aren’t wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt to cover up the jungle that was once your legs. So you’re pretty much just a walking disaster, almost as bad as the zombies…
Yes, it would be so embarrassing, but in the moment of having zombies coming for you, wanting to eat your flesh and suck down your blood, I’m pretty sure that your forest legs and pale face wouldn’t be the first thing in your mind. You would have to turn into a kick ass warrior like Carol, or bash zombie’s heads in while being pregnant like Maggie, or even learn how to use a sword like Michonne.
The little things wouldn’t matter anymore. Everyone will soon forget what a razor even is, unless you’re lucky enough to be confined in a place like Alexandria, and then you would be worrying about running out of the essentials. Your first thought would be surviving. You’ll be too busy searching for clean water and food and safe shelter, rather than if your legs are shaved or checking a mirror to see if your lipstick is still intact.
So kudos to the woman of The Walking Dead! Not only are they inspiring from their transformation from every day woman to warriors, but they show us that no matter what the situation a strong woman can adapt. Zombies are no match for us! Girl Power :)