Reading Summary #4

Tick, Suzanne. “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society.” Metropolis Magazine. N.p., Mar. 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2016. “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society” explores the issues created in the post-gender society that is currently developing. The two main theaters Tick discusses this in are workplace design (primarily with regards to restrooms) and in fashion. For workplace design, she cites the current trend of modernism which presents a primarily male-centric design as well as companies like google that are challenging this standard by implementing gender-neutral bathrooms as well as the preexisting gender segregated bathrooms so that employees don’t have to specify a gender at work. For the deterioration of traditional gender roles in fashion, she gives the example of a women’s jacket with masculine tailoring and military style and a set of makeup that is designed to be appealing to the male buyer. This piece would be helpful to anyone seeking to explore how gender norms are being challenged in the modern day in fashion and...

Annotated Biography Five (His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society)

In her article His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society Suzanne Tick argues that most architecture and interior décor is in accordance to Modernism; and Modernism is from the masculine perspective. Therefore, most architecture and interior décor is not accommodating to women and the transgendered. She contrasts this with what she believes we’re presently going through: the gender revolution! According to Tick, contemporary society is redefining what it means to be a man or a woman, and so architects should facilitate and promote this revolution by making their designs more universal or neutral. While I do not agree with some of the content of the article it is nevertheless a different perspective, which I welcome. With respect to the article’s objectivity, I look at it as an opinion piece. However, the article does help me better understand how powerful the built environment is—and how it could be used to promote certain...

Annotated Biography Five (His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society)

In her article His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society Suzanne Tick argues that most architecture and interior décor is in accordance to Modernism; and Modernism is from the masculine perspective. Therefore, most architecture and interior décor is not accommodating to women and the transgendered. She contrasts this with what she believes we’re presently going through: the gender revolution! According to Tick, contemporary society is redefining what it means to be a man or a woman, and so architects should facilitate and promote this revolution by making their designs more universal or neutral. While I do not agree with some of the content of the article it is nevertheless a different perspective, which I welcome. With respect to the article’s objectivity, I look at it as an opinion piece. However, the article does help me better understand how powerful the built environment is—and how it could be used to promote certain...

“His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society” By Suzanne Tick

Overall people have accepted gender equality. Especially now with equal rights marriage being legal in all 50 States of America. Suzanne Tick author of  “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society” want’s everyone from today’s builders and designers to create and design things that won’t offend anyone, but to make them feel included. Mainly Tick want’s us to think twice before we do something that makes certain people feel out of place and unwanted. Tick wants to promote existence and change around the world, this way we can all move forward and move away from all the segregation, racism, and most importantly and mainly focused on right now, gender roles and equality. Tick explains that people should be more considerate to the gender roles going on in the world. Due to the things that have been happening around the world people should accommodate their wishes and desires. Such as bathrooms for example, we should be allowed to have unisex bathrooms, however still of course have separate bathrooms at the same time. As well as male dominance in the world. Lately there has been an increase in importance for women. Which is a step up for gender equality around the world. We are currently living in a world where gender is being taken into a huge consideration. In today’s world. 12 year olds are asking to change their gender into the opposite sex, and female suits are being tailored to look more masculine. There is no limit to our ability, as human being we can move forward for the better. All Tick asks of is to include these gender...
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