Snapchat just gave us the gender-bending filter we didn't know we needed

Snapchat just gave us the gender-bending filter we didn't know we needed
Source: Snapchat
Source: Snapchat

Gender is a social construct, and people should be able to identify as whatever gender makes them feel the most comfortable, including none at all. Snapchat seems to be embracing this notion, since it just introduced a new filter that makes the user's face one-half traditionally masculine and one-half traditionally feminine. As you move the camera, more of your face can become one or the other. 

New Snapchat filter
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Mic/Snapchat
New Snapchat filter
Source: 
Mic/Snapchat
New Snapchat filter
Source: 
Mic/Snapchat
New Snapchat filter
Source: 
Mic/Snapchat

Snapchat has recently been criticized for creating some racially insensitive filters, but this one is a breath of fresh air. 

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Alexis Kleinman

Alexis is the editor of The Future Is Now.

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