It is obviously not false to state that the majority of entertainment in today's society advocates common stereotypes of women in America. Popular media frequently contributes to degrading stereotypes that originated many centuries ago. The Walking Dead, a popular TV series, is not free of that charge. However, while it may seem to strongly promote stereotypes that women have been trying to avoid for ages, its main female character, a strong outgoing but incredibly gorgeous woman named Andrea, is characterizes as being so rebellious to pop-culture views on stereotypes, that it can in fact be inferred that the series is taking a stand against degrading stereotypes.
To summarize for those who are not familiar with this TV series, it centers around a former police officer who was shot and wakes up from a coma when the world has been taken over by a zombie plague. When he finds everyone gone, he travels to where he head he would be safe; the cities. He then finds a group of survivors. They fight for their lives against vicious zombies.
Although many of the women in these episodes adhere to common stereotypes like women being incredibly defenseless and having their only legitimate place be in the house serving their husbands, Andrea becomes the rebel feminist whose goal in life is to fight alongside man, defying common beliefs of the rest of the women in her survivor group.
Throughout the series, Andrea does her best to fight with the men. She becomes well trained with using a gun even though her girlfriends disapprove and do not learn to use guns themselves. SHe proves herself to be less of a defenseless housewife, like the others. She is rarely in the kitchen cooking or in her laundry room washing clothes. She spends hours every day outside with the males in her group looking for trouble and fighting whatever comes along.
Andrea's incredible rebellion shows that women are not merely objects, but strong individuals who create their own stereotypes with each and every decision they make.
I do not think that The Walking dead is filmed to belittle women, like common critics believe. I think that the show was filmed to show that women can defy stereotypes in everyday life if they make the right decisions and go about their way purposely avoiding promoting their own feminist stereotypes.
Andrea is merely characterized to make women want to become free of degrading misconceptions that tie them down in today's society.