[ jen-der bahy-nuh-ree, ‐ner-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛn dər ˌbaɪ nə ri, ‐nɛr i /
a classification system consisting of two genders, male and female.
a concept or belief that there are only two genders and that one's biological or birth gender will align with traditional social constructs of masculine and feminine identity, expression, and sexuality.
gender-fluidRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
nonbinary genderRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- gender bender,
- gender dysphoria,
- gender equality,
- gender expression,
- gender gap,
- gender identity
Origin of gender binary
First recorded in 1980–90
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