Wilson Tuan

Very Gendered Things


As a social construct, gender is a set of rigid rules and expectations imposed upon us from an early age. Practically everything ranging from toys, colors to clothes is assigned a gender. However, children whose expressions do not fall in line with the binary gender system are confronted with enormous pressure, wide-spread mistreatment and harsh condemnation. 

This project collected gender-biased language and gender-specific objects, both of which help perpetuate gender stereotypes in society, and curated the content in alphabetical order. Through the use of satirical words and visual language, the design aims to draw wider attention to the problem and potentially shift the public perception of traditional gender roles.

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