We are in a heightened state of gender sensitivityby Serena Kutchinsky / December 10, 2015 / Leave a comment
Published in January 2016 issue of Prospect Magazine
Which gender are you? A simple question that as traditionally elicited a simple response. But the move of transgender culture into the mainstream has sparked an embrace of gender fluidity. “More and more young people are comfortable existing outside or in conflict with the gender binary,” said KJ Rawson, an American academic and Director of the Digital Transgender Archive, which collates material from around the world. The fashion world has indeed gone crazy for gender fluid models—a trend reflected in a forthcoming Hollywood film, Zoolander 2, which features Benedict Cumberbatch playing an androgynous catwalk star. And it’s not a just pop culture shift—in April the White House installed gender neutral toilets, and the British parliament is now considering following suit.