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bucken-berry:

special-snowflake-hall-of-fame:

Presented without comment.

What the fuck just happened

I was actually pretty mad myself when I watched that short. It was played before Monsters University when I saw it in theaters. The strict gender stereotyping of the umbrellas, and the way that none of the other anthropomorphized objects were depicted as strictly ‘female’ other than the red umbrella really bothered me. They had to gender everything in this little fantasy world of ‘hey let’s pretend everyday objects on the street are alive!’. I had fun with the ‘let’s pretend it’s alive!’ part, but the gendering of the objects bothers me. WHY do we need to depict OBJECTS as being either male or female? Aren’t they neither? And if they are either/or, then why is there only one female in this little world? And why is her only story about falling in love, or coming to matter to a a male umbrella? Why couldn’t the story being simply about the objects being alive, and gender neutral, and going on little adventures in daily life?

bucken-berry:

special-snowflake-hall-of-fame:

Presented without comment.

What the fuck just happened

I was actually pretty mad myself when I watched that short. It was played before Monsters University when I saw it in theaters. The strict gender stereotyping of the umbrellas, and the way that none of the other anthropomorphized objects were depicted as strictly ‘female’ other than the red umbrella really bothered me. They had to gender everything in this little fantasy world of ‘hey let’s pretend everyday objects on the street are alive!’. I had fun with the ‘let’s pretend it’s alive!’ part, but the gendering of the objects bothers me. WHY do we need to depict OBJECTS as being either male or female? Aren’t they neither? And if they are either/or, then why is there only one female in this little world? And why is her only story about falling in love, or coming to matter to a a male umbrella? Why couldn’t the story being simply about the objects being alive, and gender neutral, and going on little adventures in daily life?

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