When manhood and nation are synonymous women just become a way for men measure patriotism.
This Girl Power(!) needs to be a little more intersectional in its thinking.
Putting Fear the Walking Dead’s allusion to national zeitgeist regarding police brutality into context.
The ways fans of color engage with characters and stories can re-circuit and re-interpret those stories in ways that provide the kind of productive identification that challenges that tired old repetitive and thoughtless representation.
The Walking dead trots out the old trope of the racist you love to hate, or maybe that’s (don’t really) hate to love.
Just because the world has gone to hell doesn’t mean that the prejudices and privileges of white people won’t bubble up to betray you.
It is marginally better than Comic Book Men, that really isn’t saying much.