Sex Ed Fail, now with more bangles!

The Walking Dead Edition

The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows. So much so that I’ve picked up the books AND the graphic novels that inspired these $37.19 resin bangles by Nerd Mart Customs on Etsy

IMG_2508.PNG *sigh* Laurie, SMH.

Anyway, I found myself reading The Fall of the Governor. For the most part a good read BUT apparently nobody raised a red flag on the making the babies misinformation therein. Did they really NOT have any woman, or any person familiar with basic human biology, proofread? Without spoiling anything, here is the scoop: female character has unprotected sex and seven days later is pee-on-a-stick pregnant. That just fails on so many levels.

As most women of the ‘trying to get knocked up age’ know, over the counter pregnancy tests read hormone levels after a missed period. The menstrual cycle is approximately 28 days. The window of ovulation (a requisite for getting pregnant) falls centrally in the menstrual cycle, typically day 14 out of 28 days. So to become pregnant, unprotected sex occurs day 14, seven days later is still only day 21. Pee-on-a-stick pregnant is just not possible. Or the reverse, day 29 is first day of missed period resulting in a positive pregnancy test, but the character’s unprotected sex occurred 7 days earlier puting the sex at day 22 of her cycle, also known as over a week too late for ovulation.

My other grievances? The character supposedly “feels” kind of pregnant… 7 days after unprotected sex! Bitch, you’re not pregnant, that’s called indigestion.

Then there’s the fact that it takes a varying number of days (7 to 10 days) after sex for the fertilized egg to even implant in the uterus. So it’s possible that 7 days after successful unprotected ovulation day sex she wouldn’t even technically *be* pregnant yet, not to mention pee-on-a-stick levels of pregnancy.

So, Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga, get it together! I will accept this $23 zombie apocalypse charm bracelet by Allstrungout1 on Etsy in apology.

IMG_2511.PNG If you really want to grovel, I wouldn’t turn up my nose to adding this $20 Zombie cuff by Peyton’s Treasures on Etsy

IMG_2512.PNG But this? The $7 positive pregnancy text necklace by Nothingbutamother

IMG_2513.PNG I think you should send this to Robert Kirkman.

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13 thoughts on “Sex Ed Fail, now with more bangles!

      1. That’s just like what they’re doing for Breaking Bad (My ALL TIME favorite show) I am patiently awaiting Negans arrival. I don’t know how far you are in the comics but in the previews for season 5 it definitely looks like a scene in the comics that is bad news for a character.

      2. I’m not far at all! We have a local comic book store where I picked up the first couple but I want to read Fall of the Governor part II first. I’ve read enough online stuff tho to anticipate some cannibals this season.

  1. The jewelry is cool, love the bangle. My favorite, though, is your is she/she not pregnant explanation. Too good to pass up! I just wonder if any of the writers thought about it. Then again, maybe the writers were all male–not to disparage, of course! Love the math!

    1. Thanks! Though to some men’s credit, I think these must be male writers without families. The guys I know with kids (or trying for kids) tend to understand biology. The “magic” of life!

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