James Cameron is not solely responsible for the stereotypical kick-ass super ninja fem warrior, but he didn’t help matters overly much with the Latino Marine in Aliens, Linda Hamilton in the Terminators and a mixture of the two somewhat in the Blue Dudes movie. I’ve talked about this before, as well as the Zena Princess Warrior and the Conon The Barbarian spin off of Red Sonya. And now, as if the Hollywood universe of Girl Power ( complete with Tank Girl and all the 80’s girl bands such as Pat Benetar ) is not complete enough, even shaving Demi Moore’s head to get the point across, we have The Walking Dead- a kick ass post Apocalypse series by any definition, at least the TV series- going one step further than simple “bitches is as good of warriors as guys” and postulating that in a mass die-off, such concerns as repopulating the human race are no where near as important as keeping Women’s Lib alive and well. I won’t go into too much detail, just enough to bring up to speed readers who have not viewed the series, but besides an accidental pregnancy in the opening days of the Zombie Apocalypse, there is absolutely no breeding going on ( although plenty of practicing ) except something like one in fifty ( one shown in the town of near eighty total, added to the main characters tribe ). And, the pregnancy itself of course ends in the mothers death, as if to highlight the real desirability of Modern Super Women to never do something as foolish as procreate.
But its okay to be kicking zombie butt from dawn to dusk. Being “soft” targets and all ( especially the tops of their skulls which devolve into newborn-like pliable ). The problem comes about when the living humans turn on each other. Then all the women are pretty much mowed down like cannon fodder. Which kind of leaves your whole species survival in question- which is where my contention lays. Before, I’ve argued that men evolved for arduous physical tasks like combat, having both superior upper body strength and being naturally aggressive. And we’ve talked about the surplus of sperm and the limited number of eggs. You can have one male survive and the women still all get impregnated. But for every female that dies in battle, a serious dent is made in the tribes reproductive capacity. Females have a high enough death rate as it is, with famine and disease and childbirth. Add in battlefield casualties and the tribe begins to approach terminal decline. And that is NOT how a species survives. And nature, knowing you simply cannot leave it up to the individual, has deep programmed us to copulate and reproduce like crazy in disaster situations ( even something as simple as an overseas modern war sees the trend afterwards as an extra wave of births happen regardless of the fathers casualty figures ). Females may arm and be the last ditch defenders, but they certainly don’t go on the offensive. Hollywood is a terrible education outlet.
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why would you want to repopulate?A screaming baby is the last thing I want! Sure,have the sex and boot them down the trail to another gang.Another mouth to feed,and mommy is going to be useless as a defender.A 9 month preggie gal with a 12 gauge? I'll keep doing my wife,(tubes tied),or use "hit and run" methods.You could always barter condoms tho!ReplyDelete
Reseeding might not be an optimal tactical situation, but it is stategicallyDelete
how can it be a strategic benefit? As a defender? They would have to be 7-8 yr old to even aim a gun properly.Doing even minor chores? I think the kids will be a burden no matter what.If women want to barter sex for food,great! Just leave before you show the bulge! Barter prostitution will be the best business on earth!Delete
You are thinking short term. I'm talking long term, as in more breeders, more farmers, more soldiers. Near future, overpopulation will once again be a strategic advantage.Delete
neither of us will live long enough to see a major effect of the increasing population.And she will be next to useless for 2 yrs caring for a child.In order to make even a minor dent in population,she'd need to give birth every yr or 2.At our age's,we'll be too old to tend a farm or fight by the time a child could take our place.I'll just boink them and let the next gang raise the kid!Delete
I see what you are saying. I'm just stuck in Long Term Mode.Delete
Oh he of great hair. I am glad for those that fall for the hollywood crap. It proves that those of us that understand the true way things are, will continue to be top of the food chain and getting higher every day.ReplyDelete
But doesn't it just make your butt itch others fail to See The Way?Delete
Wrong- Females go on the offensive when ever they need to make an environment suitable to raising young, they don't even have to be pregnant or raising a kid. They will drive the males into suicidal attacks and even join them on the front lines if they feel it necessary to do so to make it safe so that they CAN be safe baby making factories. There is almost always some survivors thanks to the fact that males will be the females shields if at all possible. You will never see a male willingly allowing a female to face danger alone, and when the threat is realized the male will almost always try and stand between the bullet and the bride (prospective or far fetched doesn't matter). Men wont let women get killed if it can be helped but even in ancient tribes if the tribe has to go to total warfare to survive the females will be the ones to set the goals and only fast foot work keeps the males ahead of the females.ReplyDelete
Oops forgot to mention- Your hair is still perfect though, and you are mostly right about the appearance of the situation, but that is totally a male thing, females know they are the more lethal sex across the board they just prefer winnowing down the competition for their limited eggs as long as the tribe as a whole isn't endangered...
Females might be driven to fight, but that is why cultural restraints need to be in place against it. Which, today, they are not. Only those survivor groups with strict male/female divides have better odds when the standard Hollywood female ninja crap is undertaken.Delete
No sure if you would have much of a series if you focused on pregnant mama's.ReplyDelete
'My back hurts'
'I can't sleep'
'I need to go to the bathroom again'
'Yes, I really need you to go out there and find me some pickles and ice cream. I don't care if it is the zombie apocalypse!'
I think the incessant prego demands dull the man mind so they still don't comprehend the true magnitude of their troubles even as the newborn keeps him awake for a few months.Delete
The geneticists have determined that it takes a minimum of 70 women for a "new" group to safely procreate without genetic problems. Doctors have warned the Amish about this when they start new settlements.ReplyDelete
But with hair like yours, it should be no problem getting 70 women for your harem. And even if you did fall slightly short of that number, you can always "add" a dozen or more each time you organize a new raid on the neighboring folk who are unprepared. I would bet on your gene pool somehow surviving the apocalypse. You are just too horny to not be with us in perpetuity.
Not horny- I merely see my duty to humanity.Delete
Well, the latest James is that Thor has undergone gender reassignment, and has now become a girl? They ruined my favourite character from the original Battlestar Galactica, Starbuck, by doing a “gender bender” on him in the later remake, and turning him into a woman, along with Lt Boomer (A black man in the original, morphed into an Asian women in the later rendition). So I wouldn't look for hollywood to let up on this anytime soon?ReplyDelete
In either event, the girl power nonsense will effectively end 5 minutes into the official start of the hard collapse.
Soon, all bullets will be deflected as in A Team and in the end all warriors will hug each other and indeed get along and we will invite all of Mexico up north of the border and put them on Obammy bucks and a one world government will benignly rule and men will take pills to give them a sex drive only once a year. Who needs a plot with something like that?Delete