The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Another ‘Real Zombie Outbreak’ Story

| April 2, 2012

It really is sad on a number of levels that the Zombie Community is constantly besmirched by comparisons to various ailments and disorders affecting Living people by those sad individuals, especially online, who are always looking for the imminent downfall of civilization from Undead uprising: A weird disease spreading in Africa has health officials baffled—and [...]

‘Zombie’ Properties in Staten Island to Attract Hipsters?

| February 2, 2012

We’re on ‘Don’t Use the Zed Word’ watch today here at the ZRC, and here’s another example: ‘Zombie’ Properties, that is to say, real estate developments that fell through during the financial crisis and are now seeing some redevelopment prospects: ‘Zombie’ properties on Staten Island get a life … STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The apartment [...]

Don’t Use the Zed Word: Newt Gingrich Edition

| February 2, 2012

The ZRC isn’t going to field a lot of commentary on the Republican Presidential Primaries, at least not at this stage; to our knowledge none of the candidates has taken a position particularly pro or Anti-Zombie Rights. This isn’t stopping some political wags from trying to bring Anti-Zombie rhetoric into the race though. Case in [...]

‘Zombie Restaurants’? Really?

| December 29, 2011

Once again we find a journalist using ‘Zombie’ as a casual, and remarkably poorly-informed, insult: When OC-based Real Mex Restaurants, operator of Chevys, El Torrito, and Acapulco, filed for bankruptcy protection in October, it closed only 30 of its 156 locations. Sbarro, the Italian fast-food chain, shuttered just 31 of its 429 U.S. stores. This [...]

More Casual Zombie-Bashing from the Mainstream Media

| December 29, 2011

What does a roundup of new tech-lit books have to do with casual Zombie-bashing? Why not ask Kara Swisher? She seems to be a fan of Anti-Zombie prejudice, dropping little gems like: It’s funny that they, and also Hoffman, are using the hopelessly analog term “blueprint,” but I like the retro feel. No surprise, Thiel’s [...]

Don’t Use the Zed Word: ABA Journal Edition

| December 19, 2011

We’ve been talking a bit about the legal profession and its relationship with the Differently Animated here on the blog lately, and that got me to googling, as per usual. Also, sadly, as per usual, I did not like what I found. Case in point, this unfortunate article from the ABA Journal, the ‘flagship magazine [...]

Matt Darst, ‘Dead Things’, Zombie Stereotyping and, Yes, Toxoplasmosis

| December 16, 2011

BuyZombie has an informative and of course, unfortunately prejudice-filled interview up with new Anti-Zombie author Matt Darst: MD-Zombies are a very different type of monster. My dad introduced me to George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead when I was a kid. That movie scared me in a way that, until then, “creature features” and [...]

Zombie Christmas Songs? Well, Anti-Zombie Ones Maybe

| December 12, 2011

It’s the season for bombarding the world with Christmas music, and for some reason society is always looking for new pop music instead of listening to some of the classics that don’t actively make the listener want to jab a chopstick into their ear, deep into the brain to quiet the noises once and for [...]

Hot New Way to Avoid Talking to Your Constituents? Say They’re Acting Like Zombies

| November 23, 2011

The ZRC has some trustworthy allies in the United Kingdom who monitor the sad state of Zombie-Living relations in that country for the Movement, and they have relayed this latest disturbing development to us. @chriszombieblog @Zombie_Rights Shocking denials and use ofthe word ‘zombie’ as a slur in parliament… The background: the Conservative government in [...]

How *Not* to Protest: Wall Street Greenface Edition

| October 4, 2011

Naturally we here at the ZRC are in favor of Zombies protesting publicly, and even offer qualified support to the Living who wish to dress up as Zombies and protest in public. However, when Living people slap on makeup and shamble around to intentionally mime the worst and ugliest stereotypes about the Differently Animated, that’s [...]