im really interested in zombie apocalypse media as a projection and extension of young american male craving for power-based survival-of-the-fittest type narratives that celebrate violence and dehumanization of the other

It makes sense: the first Godzilla craze in japan reflected the fear they felt about the danger of nuclear radiation.

I dislike how survival horror used to be a genre stocked with female heroes, where men who couldn’t get along with others died, and now has become the opposite and are fantasies of dudes who don’t like other people to pretend that in a just post-societal world their awesome individuality would be recognized.

#I also always analyzed it that women survived this genre so well #because women are used to being in a world with predators #and men aren’t