Created Image: Cisgender Fragility


Toxic masculinity


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Created date

November 26, 2018

Critical Commentary

Design Statement: I selected and combined these two image to reflect upon how transgender individuals are policed, marginalized, and even erased by cisgender ideology.

  • This image is rooted in the ideology of gender essentialism and gender binary.
  • This image pinponts the sex/gender system perpetuating a world full of violence towards transgender individuals.


Shao, Jianmin. 2018. “Created image: Cisgender fragility.” In Toxic Masculinity, created by Jianmin Shao. In Visualizing Toxic Subjects Digital Exhibit, curated by James Adams and Kim Fortun. The Center for Ethnography. March.