A gender bender is a person who seeks to define gender expression outside of the binary terms of man and woman.
This person may express their gender in a variety of ways such as cross-dressing and not adhereing to stereotypical, traditional, and/or cultural ideals and practices for their gender.
The person often believes in the thought system of gender and sex being separate. A person can be one sex, but express a gender that is usually not associated with that sex.
May also use gender neutral pronouns such as ze and hir.
Explore the concepts of femininity and masculinity with freedom.
Alex is a gender bender. Ze likes to play around with gender expression through clothes, hair styles, and attitudes. Ze doesn't let anyone define what hir gender is.
The social construction of gender in most societies in the world where gender is a dichotomy between male and female. Male and female gender expectations, roles, and functions are generally very rigid and the presence of alternate gender constructions are usually denigrated, ignored, or made oblivious.
The gender binary is crap and doesn't allow for individual gender expression like being genderqueer or two spirit
1: an international, gender education community located on Myspace; is also the name of a genderqueer friendly group in AU that puts on live performances.
2: Abreviated "GS"
3: An expression, "Gender Schmender!"
1 Part 1: Are you a member of Gender Schmender?
1 Part 2: Which one? The online community or the one in Australia?
3 Part 1: "Stop it! Guys aren't supposed to act like that. Someone will think you're gay."
3 part 2: "Gender Schmender! I could care less about all of that gender policing bullshit. People are more than genders, ya know?"
G0y men who feel different about sexual identity and gender expression. F8ries are against both oral and anal sex. Reject the worship of heterosexuality and materialism. Feels gender is expression is personal and should not be judged.
I am a f8ry. I am only into frot and believe in a range of gender expression.
|5.||day of silence|
Many GSAs have organized around the Day of Silence as a way of raising awareness and fighting homophobia in their schools. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence® has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Today - The possibilities are endless. Just imagine: tens of thousands of students, from San Francisco, California to Irmo, South Carolina, united in a visible silence to create real change in local schools. Whether used to educate classmates on the damaging effects of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment or to demand passage of a statewide nondiscriminatory act inclusive of LGBT people, the Day of Silence® is an awesome opportunity to create more inclusive school environments and make some noise.
On April 26th, you can show teachers and other students this:
"Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. People who are silent today believe that laws and attitudes should be inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The day of silence is to draw attention to those who have been silenced by hatred, oppression, and prejudice. Think about the voices you are not hearing. What can you do to end the silence?"
This should be a valid excuse not to have to talk for a day at school.
Anyone whose physical makeup, emotional, sexual and/or self-expression is in conflict with current cultural gender stereotypes.
1. A transgender transcends cultural gender norms.
2. A European woman who wore pants in 1910 was a transgender because she violated current cultural gender stereotypes of the day.
\\Men aren't supposed to cry:
Men can cry, it doesn't make them a woman, or the so infamous "pussy". Crying is a form of expression; It's mainly for when someone is sad.//
\\Men are supposed to be tough:
Normally, if a man gets beat up by a woman, many call him a "pussy". Or if a man were to say fall, and show a form of pain(saying "ow" or to complain), he may be called "weak", or a "woman", or even a "pussy".//
\\Women are supposed to be nice and delicate:
This is not so common now(Jersey Shore, possibly YOUR mother). Women don't HAVE to be nice and delicate, though they have to be good-behaving(and so do men). Because, if a woman or a man isn't good-behaving she/he will be detested.//
\\Men start wars:
This is not true... or maybe it is true. Though, George Bush & Adolf Hitler were males who started wars, along with many others, it's not entirely true that men start wars. This is probably because of the so-called male agro hormone, that makes others think of men as war-starters.//
Gender Stereotyping is not cool.
If a man cries, don't call him a pussy, a woman, or laugh.
Because it's not funny!