Open-ended musing on design and gender bias
Why are there fewer female than male concept artists? Does society influence creativity for little boys as shaped towards “hard” structural design VS creativity for little girls as shaped more towards aesthetics and drama (i.e., things deemed “soft” and “feminine”)?
Personally, I don’t see objects of design as “boyish things” or “girly things”. I see pure design, in form, structure and function, whether I am looking at a motorcycle, an AFV, a ball gown, a handbag or a house. A well-styled haircut for me is as much a structural challenge as it is an aesthetic one.
In fact I think if you break down these superficial barriers for yourself and learn to appreciate the purity/essence of a design and its context, you’ll find that you can become a more well-rounded creative person. I know the best designers aren’t so insecure about exploring other territory just because other people might label them a “tomboy”, a “pansy”, or “gay” (And what’s wrong with that, anyway?) Or for a lot of girls, just because very few of them are in the playing field.