Bustle looks a 6 celebrities challenging gender norms and conventions…
What is gender? Gender is the way one categorizes themself as male, female, or otherwise (agender, genderqueer, etc), and it is a part of one’s identity that may stand apart from and is not necessarily determined by their biological sex. It’s a topic that has long been unexplored in mainstream media, but it’s now part of a much larger cultural discussion. And of course, our favorite public figures are having their say in this ongoing conversation as well. Some celebrities are now fighting gender norms and questioning the idea of what it means to be a man or a woman.
We live in a world where Target is moving beyond gendered toys for boys and girls. Gender neutral public bathrooms are becoming a reality for some spaces. Transgender women Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox are fashion icons, magazine cover models, and stars of top TV shows. It is undeniable that celebrities who have spoken up about either being transgender or about gender fluidity have helped increase visibility and bring the issue to the forefront.
Here is a roundup of some of the biggest names who are fighting back against gender norms and the harmful stereotypes that accompany them. Prepare to feel inspired!
Feel inspired by reading and viewing the celebrities in question here: