Two generations after the women’s movement demanded social reform, gender has become a trait, not a destiny. Equality is status-quo, cooperation has replaced obligation, and domestic partnership is the new “man and wife”. The New Gender Norms photography collection and research report spotlights this new reality and its moments of connection, confusion and possibility.
New Gender Norms: The Report
As the world slowly emerges from the global recession, more women are in the workforce than ever before, embraced by a new economy that values brains over brawn. Men, meanwhile, are experiencing a shift in priorities and taking more time away from the office to reconnect with family, while redefining masculinity. The battle of the sexes is giving way to a greater sense of equality and acceptance, where individuals work together, regardless of gender or lifestyle, toward a more equitable future for all.Download the full report
Our traditional ideas surrounding relationships are expanding as more people marry later in life, divorce, become widowed, or never marry at all.
THE MODERN WORKFORCE
The workforce continues to serve as a catalyst for change worldwide, with women increasingly occupying and thriving in once male-dominated fields.
Increasing levels of education have enabled women to dive into brain-powered fields despite the global economic slowdown, while traditionally male fields continue to suffer.
Men are shifting gears and spending more time at home, happily embracing domestic duties from cooking to child rearing.
CORBIS’S TAKE ON NEW GENDER NORMS
Rather than relying on clichés, imagery must reflect the reality of our changing values and the modern human experience.