At the beginning of this assignment I made it my personal mission to try and find an object that was indeed gender neutral. As I kept taking pictures and then realizing that one could see it more favorable towards one gender I landed on this beautiful object. The air-conditioner. For many of us, this is the one thing that helps keep us alive throughout the summer and during the hotter days in fall.
Many of us wouldn’t even realize we passed one of these industrial sized A/C units. While both guys and girls do indeed use this and I can’t visually picture one gender using it more over the other, if you break it down I could see how someone could potentially stick a gender to this object. The hard outer shell, the tough blades in the inside circulating the air, and overall rigidness and unappealing nature of this machine, to me, all point to a more masculine identity. While the companies who make these want to make them as efficient and cheap as possible, the lack of feminist qualities that it portrays contribute to my believes as to what gender this could portray.
Although I had hoped to find something completely genderless, I had my dreams crushed when I had believed to have found an object genderless but after looking and analyzing the photo, I do indeed see it as having some more typical masculine attributes than feminine ones.