Crafting a Gender Inclusive World
I read a great post on Sociological Images: http://contexts.org/socimages/2010/06/17/the-daintification-of-masculinity/
It’s a close up on artist Nathan Vincent who is bringing the “masculine” touch to craft arts. He crochets, sews, and appliqués beautiful works of art. He uses motifs such as weapons, hunting, and sports to attract the male view to these “feminine” arts. His are iis a reminder that gender is a social construction, that limits the choices that are deemed acceptable. But as more and more people challenge the gender norms of society, individuals will be able to express themselves more freely, regardless of their genitals. The power of art is truly unbelievable. We can explore such deep social issues and also enjoy aesthetically pleasing creations. Readers, what gender norms have you challenged lately?