His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society Summary

Suzanne Tick’s “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society” article focuses on society’s issues on acceptance and change. In this case, “Identity is no longer clearly defined as female or male” (Trick) this has raised problems in fashion, architecture, schools and workplace. “With the confusion of gender roles today, outward appearances are often confusing. Boys look like girls, girls look like boys” (Trick). Transgender people have been viewed as outcasts but their voices have been heard over the years. They have been standing up to institutions and corporate America. One major obstacle they face is how today’s landscape is “predominantly male perspective”. Men occupy the power roles in the workplace therefore, their prime space is specifically deigned for them. So what about transgender people? This bring an even bigger conversation. “This is an essentially human phenomenon” (trick). Soon enough eniviorments will be created to which people can have their own individuality.

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