What Is The Future Of Gender?

Today we revisit an episode from way back in season one, and ask: what even is gender in the first place? How could it be different? Why does science fiction like playing with gender? And what would happen if we removed it from our legal identities?

Os Keyes, a PhD student at the University of Washington who studies gender, disability, and technology.

Dr. Flora Renz, co-director of the Centre for Sexuality, Race and Gender Justice at Kent Law School.

Tuck Woodstock, a professional gender detective and host of the podcast Gender Reveal.

Dr. Oliver Haimson, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Blue Delliquanti, a contributor to the Flash Forward book and author of the forthcoming graphic novel Across A Field Of Starlight.

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