The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Michigan State University Offers Explicitly Anti-Zombie Course

| March 9, 2012

Well, while we’re not exactly surprised that an institution of higher learning has decided to officially Anti-Zombie prejudice in the curriculum, The Zombie Rights Campaign is nevertheless saddened by this news: EAST LANSING, Mich. – Forget Advanced Political Theory or even Introduction to Chemistry. The one class that everyone is dying to take this summer [...]

Anti-Zombie Study Uses Fear to Increase Art Appreciation

| February 19, 2012

Academia has flirted with Anti-Zombie attitudes and prejudices in the past but this is, I have to say, the most direct use I’ve yet seen of prevailing Undead hatred yet in an academic study: According to a new study, feeling fear may actually help people to better engage with abstract art. In the study, which [...]

io9 Has Gone Too Far This Time

| February 12, 2012

Given the return of ‘The Walking Dead’, io9 (our longtime foes) decided to solicit opinions on when it’s ‘okay’ to murder people for the supposedly heinous crime of being Undead: The Walking Dead returns tomorrow night in the wake of a moral dilemma: Should zombies be killed on sight, or quarantined as sick humans? We [...]

Legal Questions about the Zombie ‘Apocalypse’

| December 15, 2011

Now here’s a disturbing piece largely attempting to justify, within a legal framework, the persecution of the Differently Animated, while warning potential persecutors about possible legal liability: Let me interrupt our regular programming to ponder some of the legal issues raised by the sudden appearance of zombie hordes. Zombies have absolutely no control over their [...]

Big Box Stores and the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’?

| December 14, 2011

It’s amazing how far some people will go to create imaginary scenarios in which the Undead are the bad guys. Even when, typically, it’s the Living in those same scenarios, who, by any reasonable standard are causing the trouble. Case in point: the people who get trampled or hurt every holiday season jostling for scarce [...]

Zombies Don’t Need Backhanded Compliments, Let Alone Faux Academics

| December 13, 2011

You know the phenomenon where someone appears to be flattering you but in fact is making a smarmy, sarcastic insult? There’s a term for those: ‘backhanded’ compliments, and Zombies get them quite a bit. Usually it’s a way of playing up how, supposedly, unintelligent and savage Zombies are – but boy, aren’t they persistent? Brother. [...]

The Zombie Rights Campaign’s Trip to the Great Debate in Victoria, Texas

| December 1, 2011

We came, we saw, we did noble battle against the forces of intolerance. Well, *I* did, anyway. Yes, the trip to engage in a heated ideological struggle for the promotion of Undead Equality has been successfully completed, and I am here to tell about it. And brag about it. Really brag about it. As mentioned [...]

The ZRC is Beset By Woe, But Off to Texas

| November 28, 2011

Yes, that title is partially just an excuse to use the phrase ‘beset by woe’, what can I say, I’m a bit strange. In the last day: -my laptop crashed, corrupting a ton of my files, necessitating an all nighter to restore some things not backed up in Dropbox -one of our bathrooms had a [...]

ZombieWriMo Update

| November 27, 2011

Well, yesterday two big events occurred in my quest for ZombieWriMo glory. First, the evil one, Princess of Lies, Mother of all Treachery Michelle Hartz sneakily got to 50k words first. The second thing is that, of course, I got there as well, and have now effectively completed the ZombieWriMo challenge too. So what now? [...]

Things to be Thankful For, Zombie Rights Edition

| November 25, 2011

Here’s what I’m thankful for right now: next Tuesday I get to go all the way to Texas* to debate a learned academic on the subject of Zombie Rights. And they made an awesome poster to promote the event too! *Rumors that this venue proved especially appealing due to the relative weather conditions in Madison [...]