words kill, words give life

Because zombies are people too

Posted in books and stories, fashion, movies and television by Kaitlin on November 10, 2009

The zombie rights issue is very controversial and hard to navigate. Here are some basic facts you need to understand the problem:

1. Zombies are not the enemy. They are living impaired people who want to be accepted despite their problem. Instead of killing the next zombie you see, try giving him or her a hug.

2. Zombies are not pets. The living impaired deserve to be treated humanely. Don’t make the infected mow your lawn, and if you go on a walk, do not force them to wear leashes.

3. Zombies have emotions. They can fall in love and be emotionally abused just like any one of us. So, don’t make fun of their situation.

We must remember: on a genetic level they are humans and they still have the capacity for emotions. If you’d like to support the cause, ThinkGeek has instructions on leading a Zombie Protest along with this T-shirt:

UPDATE: For a zombie friendly political party, check out:

The Changed at itsjustzombies.com. It’s not the end of the world. It’s just zombies.

The Zombie Rights Campaign Life includes ‘undead existence.’

peace and tees

Posted in fashion by Kaitlin on September 21, 2009

Today was the International Day of Peace. My meager effort to celebrate the holiday was to throw on a peace-themed t shirt. Which got me thinking: do message t-shirts, buttons and bagsĀ  really make a difference? Or do they make me look like a pretentious jerk? I decided to put my own wardrobe on trial.

Exhibit A:


I have to admit I mostly have this shirt to irritate people in my hometown. My mom has repeatedly asked me if I would write in “legal” above “immigration.” I said no. Point for pretentiousness.

Exhibit B:

I’ve loved this Laurel Thatcher Ulrich quote since I friend first told me these words of encouragement. This tote cheers me up whenever I fear I’ve royally screwed up (an everyday occurrence). Point for difference-making.

Exhibit C:

Considering Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Diary of Anne Frank andĀ  Uncle Tom’s Cabin have been banned, this is true for many. The button probably makes me look smarter than I am, but it also draws attention to the fact that censorship is happening today. Maybe it’s a little bit of both.

Unfortunately, this trial has ended with a hung-jury (I think the judge was crooked).