The Gender Revolution

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By Sophie. Recently I read an article showing the latest fashion campaign using Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son) as a gender-neutral model. Jaden is now the face of the Louis Vuitton’s women wear. So I decided to look into the positive impact that gender discussion is having on the world.

As we grow, change and experience life many, if not most, find themselves questioning how they feel about themselves and their relationships with others at one point or another. Some people find their appearance ‘ill fitting’ for how they feel internally and others experience themselves exploring sexuality and relationships. This has left people feeling:

  • Ostracized
  • Not normal
  • Self conscious
  • Scared
  • Alone

Talking about Gender and Sexuality honestly is the latest hot topic.

How Much do you Know about the Gender Revolution?

A number of celebrities such as Emma Watson are using their influence to force the boundaries of gender discussion. In fact type ‘gender categories’ into Google and you will now find over 58 different options.

The fashion industry is starting to remove the boundaries that define people as female or male. Just this past winter, Gucci, Proenza Schouler, and Chanel sent men down womenswear runways. Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Saint Laurent, Raf Simons, and Moschino did the opposite, casting women in menswear shows. Others have opted to merge their shows simply into one long gender free catwalk.

[bctt tweet=”Gender fluidy is at the forefront in campaigns for equal rights and sexual pride” username=”JerryKennard”] In January 2016, we saw one of the first gender surveys from the Children’s Commissioner in England inviting children to place themselves in a category beyond male and female, exploring questions such as single sex changing areas and safety with others.

So, What’s Next?

Well, as expected with celebrities and fashion brands endorsing the education of gender fluidity, the subject has gone viral. ♯genderfluid. The message I AM HUMAN. This gender revolution is helping to support many people feel more positive about themselves and their sexuality.

Yet again, the World Wide Web is helping to answer questions for those of us that haven’t quite got all of the answers ourselves. Most importantly people are realising they are not alone. Over half of young people in a Fusions Poll agreed that gender should not be limited to male and female. Gender support groups are popping up everywhere and helping to define what is means to be gender fluid. Gender Fluid support has even built up Master Lists to help us understand the lingo behind our emotional and personal definitions.

I love the idea that this revolution is helping to open the minds of the younger generations allowing people to explore their whole self freely without fear. It encourages mental well-being and acceptance of the self and others.

Positivity Guides is certainly all for the gender revolution.

Vive La Revolution!

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