design/product genderization

HI guys,
am going to research on something relating to the above topic, I know that it is something similar to the sexuality and design topic but decide to post a new one to get fresher ideas.
In foreign languages (I’m an asian), I know that certain “nouns” or products are have a gender, does anyone have any clue abt its origin or why its that particular gender?
Also do you think there is a need to research into this area, i.e. by denoting a gender to every product, or do you think that I’m gonna just bull around the topic without any practical outcome?

Thks, will be great if anyone can provide resources on this!