The writers briefly tackled these gender roles and the issue of the division of labor when they focused on the group of women gathered by the quarry’s lake to hand-wash the camp’s laundry. But instead of addressing it, it’s turned into a joke: While Shane and Carl play in the water, Jacquie says, “I’m beginning to question the division of labor here.” And “can someone explain to me how the women wound up doing all the Hattie McDaniel work?” And the response she gets? “The world ended. Didn’t you get the memo?”
I think the argument here is that in the zombie apocalypse all women should be ninjas like Michonne…?