A Commonplace for the Post-Gender Society

Suzanne Tick, the author of “His and Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” proposes that “Identity is no longer clearly defined as female or male, but by increasingly visible manifestations of sexuality or lack thereof.” Therefore, society, designers and all, must work to become more flexible with terms of gender identity and expression because gender is becoming less defined. As this is happening, there needs to be a growing commonplace, a place of respect and acceptance, for the genderless in society from fashion to bathrooms to the workplace. Tick reiterates this need by explaining that, “Making people feel accommodated—whether it’s in a public space or office—parallels the bigger conversation about universal design.” Thus, this universal design becomes a commonplace for greater discourse and “inclusivity” for all genders or lack thereof as time progresses.

Works Cited

Tick, Suzanne. “His and Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society.” Metropolis. 20 March 2015, https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.metropolismag.com/ideas/his-hers-designing-for-a-post-gender-society/.

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“Visualizing Gender Identity: Binaries, Spectrum and More.” Pinterest, user: castielshappyplace, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531354456014254688/