Annotated Bibliography of Suzanne Tick’s Position On Post Gender

Gender as Political and Social Tick, Suzanne. “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society.”Metropolis Magazine. N.p., Mar. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2016. Suzanne Tick Suzanne Tick is “the creative director for Teknion Textiles, design consultant for Tandus Centiva, and the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc.” Tick states that “Identity is no longer clearly defined as female or male, but by increasingly visible manifestations of sexuality or lack thereof” ( Tick par. 1). One example of how gender is slowly becoming undefined is how “Alexander Wang’s women’s coat from Fall 2015 has masculine tailoring with a military look, while Annemiek van der Beek’s Primal Skin makeup line has been designed to be appealing to the male buyer” (Tick par. 5). In some education systems, they accepting gender to be “unspecified.” Public bathrooms in large companies like Google are being developed as unisex. The purpose of this article to encourage designers to create infrastructures, clothing styles, and other designs to accommodate for the new “wave” known as post gender.  The intended audience are designers. This article is useful because it displays that without the push of designers to create a post gender environment, individuals who are unable to define their specified gender would never be comfortable in this...

His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society by Suzanne Tick

Overview In her article, Suzanne Tick addresses gender inequalities in the workplace and how meshing gender roles have and will continue to impact fashion and design. The Revolution It cannot be denied that, “we are living in a time of gender revolution” (Tick). Suzanne Tick stresses that scientific advancements, the evolution of sexual politics, and media depictions have been telling in the new definitions of gender. Distinguishing between male and female qualities has become increasingly difficult as cultural shifts challenge age-old gender roles. Society is forced to adjust its molds of men and women. Designers, in particular, must pay critical attention to society’s shifts in order to keep up. Extending the Invitation In most career areas, men tend to make up the majority of the population. According to Tick, even today’s design landscape is still embedded in the predominantly masculine oriented Modernism movement (Tick). Men inhabit the roles of power in the workplace while women tend to fall into secondary roles, such as a secretary. While men and the male perspective continue to dominate in most fields, a renewed era of feminism has ignited and invited men and the LGBTQ community to join in a combined, global movement. Workplace hierarchies continue to shatter as the female population has increased and transgender people demand accommodation. Workplaces are not only accommodating its workers. dezeen.com | Primal Skin Makeup | Changing definitions of gender roles have inspired Annemiek van der Beek to develop a masculine-esque makeup line directed at men. The aesthetic of the new workplace is a combination of environmentalism, sustainability, equality, and an emphasis on new design. Designers have noticed...
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