F³ – Hunde und Schlümpfe

Der heutige Feministische Film Freitag dreht sich nicht um einen Film, sondern um ein Konzept. Das von Hunden und Schlümpfen, wunderbar in (englische) Worte gefasst von Max Barry:

Dogs and Smurfs

Let me walk you through it. We’ll start with dogs. I have written about this before, but to save you the click: people assume dogs are male. Listen out for it: you will find it’s true. To short-cut the process, visit the zoo, because when I say “dogs,” I really mean, “all animals except maybe cats.” The air of a zoo teems with “he.” I have stood in front of baboons with teats like missile launchers and heard adults exclaim to their children, “Look at him!” Once I saw an unsuspecting monkey taken from behind and there was a surprised silence from the crowd and then someone made a joke about sodomy. People assume animals are male. If you haven’t already noticed this, it’s only because it’s so pervasive. We also assume people are male, unless they’re doing something particularly feminine; you’ll usually say “him” about an unseen car driver, for example. But it’s ubiquitous in regard to animals.
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Then you’ve got Smurf books. Mehr

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