This photograph above let us know that this bathroom can be use by any gender.
His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society
In the article “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” Suzanne Tick argues how society is changing to a more inclusive environment in the modern revolution. The space and time we are living in is changing at an alarming rate in the way we perceive gender and gender-related issues. It is in the right mind to declare that, there a particular kind of gender evolution worldwide. The moral aspect that seemed to borrow this notion of the traditional understanding of the masculine and feminine roles has undergone a complete overhaul. This change has been uniquely spearheaded by rampant advances in the realm of science and technology. Moreover, the shift within cultures taking a leaf from instances of sexual politics and gender-based media depictions has also played a critical role in gender evolution (Tick).
Designers are critically recollecting the instances that were highly dominated by male genders such the power roles in high-end offices which made them more superior than the females. These prominent offices that bolster about 85% of male population include the offices in the world of web design and technology. However, a renaissance period is being felt because the wave of feminism is taking a toll in the current male dominated world (Tick).
Gender equality has been recently supported by an actress by the name Emma Watson who is also UN Women Goodwill Ambassador; trying to encourage men to support her cause in enforcing gender equality. Men have been understood to be dominant all over the world and therefore, it will be extremely exceptional if they showed support in promoting the gender equality issue (Tick).
It is also important to decipher that equality has been promoted through the LGBT rights movement which states that everyone should be treated equally no matter what his/her sexual orientation is. In addition to this, barriers and hierarchies have been understood to come down in common workplaces as women’s presence is becoming more rampant. Aspects of the woman touch are also being felt in office niches including an emphasis on views, windows, hospitality, carpeting, and textiles. These attributes brought about by the women-folk, have in essence strengthened the bond between these genders and also resulted in high-profit margins in business forums.
The gender parity switch has been uniquely felt in the fashion industry whereby designers have been extremely open minded in jellying these genders. One of the celebrated designers, Alexander Wang, who is chiefly known for designing women’s coat, has broken the bank by going ahead in designing men cloth line with a military touch. Concurrently, Annemiek van der Beek also took part in making Primal Skin makeup line in order to make it more appealing to the male customers. These two designers, for instance, have stopped doing what they used to do earlier and integrated more art in bringing equality in gender by the virtue of modifying their products to attract any gender (Tick).
The world today has become jumbled in the perception of gender roles in the sense that boys are confused to be girls and vice versa. These particular instances have been experienced in learning institutions such as colleges whereby, a great number of students are standing up to institutions and urging them not to identify them with gender roles. In other words, they want to be neutral, and thus, they don’t want to be classified as either a male or female.
In retrospect, I might add that gender roles are a thing of the past since people are also embracing the transgender ideology. Since time in memorial, transgenders were regarded as outcasts in the community especially in the American set-up. But later on in 1995, Martine Rothblat a transgender female published The Apartheid of Sex which insisted that there are a vast number of people in the world with different and unique sexual orientations (Tick, 2015). These people were to be respected and given a chance to have a favorable environment to make a living just like the normal males and females. Equality is not just a mere option or favor, but it is in entirety a right.
Tick, Suzanne. “His &Amp; Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society.” Metropolis, Metropolis