frilly blue umbrella of hate

a considered opinion
by
tania nunce

The powder blue colour and unnecessary frills of this "umbrella" bring to mind womenswear of the 1950s; uncomfortable, gaudy clothing which demeaned its wearers and signalled their deference to the male opinion of how a womyn should look, much as a yellow star signalled that a person was DEAD MEAT in Europe, 1942. But are blue frills any less deadly than yellow stars? I say NO. In fact, unconditional acceptance of BLUE FRILLED UMBRELLAS in years to come will constitute nothing less than the DEMISE of womyn's freedom of choice, and very possibly the threat of reversion BACK to such archaic practices as long-term marriage and calling a chairperson a "chairman" (NEVER MIND HIS MALENESS -- THIS IS SERIOUS).

Keep in mind that I do not discount the empowering effects of the umbrella-carrying scene in the little-known Ally Sheedy film "The Keeping" (1989), but the umbrella in that film was quite obviously black and was decorated with no frills of any kind.

This blue, frilly umbrella may only be vintage 1990s, but to me it is an umbrella of the Middle Ages.

Burn it.

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