The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

On the Ethics of Protesting as ‘Zombies’

| November 16, 2013

The Zombie Rights Campaign largely stayed out of commenting on the political arena this year, but we would like to, now that the campaign season has cooled down, issue a word of caution about a trend we are observing: Protesting as Zombies. In other words, dressing up as Zombies, not to protest on behalf of [...]

University of Georgia Student Paper Admits ‘Zombie Hate’ in School’s ‘Humans vs. Zombies’ Game

| November 11, 2011

We’ve talked about the campus game sensation of ‘Humans vs. Zombies’ before here on the blog, but it’s nice to see the game outed for what it is, a sad demonstration of lingering Anti-Zombie prejudice in our society. Pity that recognition doesn’t extend much beyond the title of this article, which instead largely deals with [...]

Is Seattle the ‘World Capital of Zombies’?

| November 4, 2011

I appreciate an attempt to delve into ‘Zombie Culture’ but I think this video misses the mark and instead hits the Zombie Cosplay segment of the horror community (a practice also known at least under some circumstances as ‘Greenface’): In reality, Zombie Culture is about so much more than just scaring people. It’s a diverse [...]

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 [...]

A Misguided Protest/Exercise in Greenface

| August 7, 2011

We like to highlight public events featuring Zombies participating peacefully in civic discourse, or even just the Living dressing as Differently Animated citizens, in some circumstances. The ZRC remains wary and vigilant against exploitation and defamation of the Differently Animated community at these protests, however, and unfortunately we sometimes see just that: Those in Downtown [...]

Big Seattle Zombie Walk Err, Yesterday Now

| July 3, 2011

So Seattle and New Jersey have a rivalry going over holding the title of the World’s Largest Zombie Walk from the Guinness people (records, not beer) and apparently Seattle was slated to have another go on Saturday. The media coverage is.. shallow but supportive: There’s something alluring about zombies — that white skin, those sunken [...]

On Yesterday’s ‘Zombie’ Protest of Governor Walker

| June 9, 2011

The ZRC’s twitter feed exploded yesterday with news of a controversial protest of enormously unpopular and markedly Anti-Zombie Governor Scott Walker yesterday. There were a lot of quite frankly hysterical accusations that the protesters, dressed up as Zombies, had ‘shouted down’ the governor at an event for the Special Olympics. Of course, nothing could be [...]

Zombie Dress Up But for a Good Cause

| April 5, 2011

A story where peoples’ hearts are in the right place, I suppose, but a bit of education could be in order: Scores of the rotting undead shambled out from the newly blossoming trees of Columbia Park in Kennewick sometime after 3:30 p.m., spattered with blood and hungering for human flesh. They moaned a chilling cry [...]

When Greenface Becomes an Art Form: Jason McKinney and the ‘Memoirs of the Living Dead’

| March 25, 2011

When the ZRC goes to conventions I have to answer one question in particular a lot: if you’re with the Zombie Rights Campaign, why aren’t you a Zombie? I have a number of responses: ‘Why should only Zombies care about Zombie Rights? Do you have to be a member of an oppressed class to support [...]

Gale Anne Hurd, Walking Dead Producer, Sheds Light on Their Prejudice

| January 27, 2011

I found this Hollywood Reporter piece on Gale Anne Hurd and her thoughts about The Walking Dead fascinating, in a grimly offensive sort of way. Producer Gale Anne Hurd, who is billed here at NATPE as the queen of sci-fi, thinks zombies are just what’s needed to offset today’s real-life anxieties. “Given the fears in [...]