“His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society”

This image really says it all by stressing the need for gender inclusion to make everyone feel loved in our society no matter the gender they choose to identify.

            Suzanne Tick’s “His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society” argues for the need of gender inclusion by also stating how the gender roles have also changed a great deal in recent years. Tick argues that the roles have changed between male and female, and there are multiple gender identities, but there needs to be real progress on acceptance. Tick states how men have occupied certain “power” jobs which forces them to have positions like tech workers which 85% of them at the top companies are male. However, Suzanne Tick makes a very clear point to argue the progress that has been made on gender identity and gender inclusion. One step which Tick cites is that more colleges are not mandating gender identity on their application forms. The transgender issue has recently surfaced over past years, and Suzanne Tick really does a good job pointing out the successes that many trans individuals have had. Suzanne Tick points out that ““In the past, transgender people were viewed as outcasts, certainly in corporate America. But Martine Rothblatt, the trans CEO of United Therapeutics, defied traditional roles to become the highest-paid female executive in the United States even though she was born biologically male. In 1995, just after her transition, Martine published The Apartheid of Sex, a manifesto that insisted on an overhaul of “dimorphic” gender categories, arguing: “There are five billion people in the world and five billion unique sexual identities.”” Therefore, there are some who might argue who this affects them if they are not struggling with their identity issues. The challenges that many face with gender identity affects everyone in our world and society because if people are not able to be successful who they are, then our society can be as successful as possible if our people feel left out or silenced. The challenges that face us all when it comes to gender identity and inclusion are still alive, but the greatest thing that we can all do whether we have the challenges or not is to practice tolerance and acceptance. The more tolerance and acceptance this world can have. the more comfortable and successful our society will be for so many years to come.

Works Cited Page:

Tick, Suzanne. “His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society.” Metropolis, 15 Feb.2017, via.hypothes.is/http://www.metropolismag.com/ideas/his-hers-designing-for-a-post- gender-society/. Accessed 26 Apr. 2017.

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