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January 19, 2011
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Gender and Sex by Nelde Gender and Sex by Nelde
An attempt to explain and visualize gender and sex.
Based on charts created by Monica Helms, which can be found here: [link]

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Critique by MsDarkVanilla Feb 17, 2011, 12:02:23 AM
To start off, this piece delivers exactly what it promises, a useful info-graphic on the topic of gender in it's many forms. The artist Nelde shows a great working knowledge of info-graphics, and has all the hallmarks of a talented graphics designer.

It opens with a clear expression of intent, which is an asset for the piece as it's goal is to inform. That it's aim is clear is very important for an info-graphic, as it leaves little room for confusion on the part of the viewer.

It then goes on to give a text and graphical key to it's central concept. This key is made prominent through use of a proportionality larger scale as compared to it's the later portion. This helps center the viewer on the key, and also allows for greater detail in the graphical portion of the key. Over all it feels clean, precise, and well thought out.

The second portion of the info-graphic, the examples, is an important addition to the piece. It helps those unfamiliar with the concepts being discussed form a frame of reference. This is important in facilitating the piece's goal of informing the viewer. The examples are an excellent addition that only further strengthens the piece.

Over all it is a clever and clear expression of a fairly nuanced idea, and it does a good job addressing the nuances of the topic. It offers up it's information with clarity with out being overbearing or unhelpfully unspecific. I would also like to commend Nelde's clever use of color coding to tie the larger, labeled key to the smaller, unlabeled examples

I can safely say this info-graphic has succeed at it's purpose to inform; and I fail to see any way in which it could be adjusted that would not diminish it's effectiveness.

I strongly recommend this as a good starting point for anyone interested in the topic of gender and society.
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i think this is very usefull and should be used ass a test for people to test them selfs
you should think of making possibly a questionare or online test
maybe this is a test but you could maby posibly make a possibly make it more in depth
may i sugest you put a blank template of it with just the target disign
you could posibly make it for other things as well
like music , movies, art taste, culture, or silly stuf like which meme you are most like or which doctor who you are most like
or cat types possibly
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DuckyCupcakes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about crona?! (Genderless)
javagirl98 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I think that would be in the neither/undifined section
Cellas Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I am a little afraid of making the test... He(it) would just miss that I am maybe lesbian without knowing it.
Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay... gender expression...not entirely sure what that means...Gender identity, Genderqueer and ?. Body presentation...Female. :( Sexual attraction is neither. Romantic attraction is all.
Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gender expression= androgynous and ?
xxcandy333xx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
so if your pansexual you should just light that chart up like a Christmas tree? No?
Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well no...You'd light up the 'sexual attraction' ring like a Christmas tree.
Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If there was a romantic attraction ring I'd light that one up like a Christmas tree and leave the sexual attraction ring with a 'neither'. (Panromantic Ace.)
KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks confusing D: How would you do the lines?
I know how to answer these though...
1. androgynous - since I don't believe in gender roles of any kind, so I do either as I please.
2. female - since it's my physical gender.
3. female - self explanatory.
4. mostly male - Straight for the most part but it may possibly extend to other women as well.

This chart is rather cute though ~
I could imagine to add more confusion detail, you could add another circle for romantic attraction, since it's not always the same as sexual attraction in the case of asexuals.
ZoeyxHeathfan892 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Writer
I will do this... when I get home. ^^;
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