In the past the social concept of gender was greatly influential in the day-to-day living the existed in those times. Gender was a concept that controlled almost every aspect of human behaviour. It told people what there role as males or females were, it even went as far as to depict how each gender should dress, and how they should conduct themselves in particular situations.
If we look at the fast pace modern world of today with equality an freedom being much more important concepts, its clear that gender does not hold the same power and relevance as it did in the past. Just looking at one aspect in which gender as become less influential: people today have the ability and means to become any gender they wish, thus a male born with a male’s anatomy can with simple use of drugs and operations can undergo procedures which would change his anatomy to that of a female. This of course has become more normal with the advances in technology. It is also due to the fact that people are able to exert more agency now then what they could in the past.
When we compare these facts about the power that gender held in the past, to the very small amount of relevance it holds today; we see a pattern emerge: the more and more we choose to take control over our own lives, display more agency, the less our lives are controlled by the concept of gender and it’s attached connotations.