What Would A Post-Gender World Look Like?

What Would A Post-Gender World Look Like?

Are you a boy or a girl? You probably started answering the question of your gender at a young age, and that identity might be a concept that is so ingrained in you that you've never given it a second thought. So what is gender, really? It's not the same as your biological sex. Gender can be defined as a way to describe ourselves to others. But if it's main purpose is to act as a tool to help other people establish a preconceived notion of who we are, then is it really important, or even necessary?

Postgenderism is the idea that gender in humans should be voluntary, and that we should rely on advanced technology to replace it. Postgenderists argue that the abolishment of gender would in fact be freeing, and would rid society of traditional gender roles and expectations that are largely detrimental to society. The argument says that one day, the technological advances in assisted reproduction could make biological sex moot, because a baby could be born from a same-sex couple or from three different parents to create a single fetus.

It's a complicated topic, and one that is certainly controversial. But it begs the question: What would a society that didn't have gender look like? Watch the videos below to get more perspectives on how the role of gender in society.

What Would A Post-Gender Society Look Like?

Perhaps gender plays a larger role in your day-to-day life than you realize.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Hatshepsut was a queen of ancient Egypt, but she made all the carvers carve her statues as male. (2:18)

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    With assisted reproduction, babies could be born from same-sex couples and a single fetus from three parents. (3:59)

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