Reading Summary #4- Gender-Free Bathrooms

Emily Bazelon informs the reader that the bathrooms are clearly separated into the men’s bathroom and the women’s bathroom. In “Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’,” Bazelon describes the bathroom as a place where people relieve themselves, and “feel...

Reading Summary 2

“His & Her: Designing for a Post-Gender Society” by Suzanne Tick is an article that evaluates the depiction of gender and the influence of acceptance in this changing society. Accommodating all ‘genders’ is something all designers “should focus a critical eye on society’s issues, need to work within this discourse and help promote acceptance and change” Tick recognizes ‘design landscape’ as modernism and it being molded by male perspective. Even in history, men are seen as having power and strength whilst women are looked down upon. The dominance that men have in this society has been embedded historically in designs created to accommodate and work for them. In a world of technology, more than half being men, are often more involved and are more encouraged to work toward a more sustainable world. But after modernism, a rise in feminism occurred. In today’s news feminist are making more of a statement than ever before. Tick uses Emma Watson, an actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, as an example. She strives for men to join a movement that pushes for gender equality. The usage of this helps structure her argument for an equal society. Men have started to realize that women are more prevalent in the workplace than ever before. This changes many things. Tick states “The time is ripe for designers to start questioning how they incorporate gender sensitivity into their work.” Nowadays girls that look like boys and boys that look like girls isn’t completely bizarre. In order to recognize the changes in society in regards to gender, people have to adjust and conform. The people who don’t identify...
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