Originally Posted by Vainamoinen
Carley was the best shot in the game, Katjaa's doctor skills were exactly what completed the team. Lilly was the kind of leader figure the team needed (before her father was offed) AND probably the second best shot; and if it wasn't for her "two are a team" dogma, Christa would have been the next leader of the group immediately before Kenny or Lee could have said "I volunteer".
Take a look at the men for comparison. Kenny is a fisherman and he almost copes as badly with the situation as Lilly did, plus egomania! Lee's a convict teacher. Doug is an electronics ace in a world without electricity (granted, his handicraft was also very useful). Ben is a highschooler with an identity crisis who doesn't even know where to place his loyalty. Omid is completely helpless without his wife. Larry is a social misfit whom about everyone in here wanted to off even before Duck. And Duck... was even more kid than Clementine.
Clementine's story is about the loss of innocence - and Lee's attempts to preserve it as much as he can. But her traits are presented as those of a child. The fact that she's female is, as much as this hurts the tree house club, pretty irrelevant to what is happening.
Seriously, I'd say we're good with the women treatment.
Totally agree. Putting it that way, the men are more tragically flawed then the women here. Most of the women at least have practical skills for survival as a profession or trained skill. A vet with medical skills for people, a reporter trained with pistols, a military employee with leadership skills, etc. I'd say it is fair.