one’s internal sense of self in relation to the social constructs of masculinity, femininity and androgyny
Sam is a boy. That is his gender.
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How one defines themselves with clothes, pronouns, how they carry themselves, etc (i.e. male, female, androgynous, etc). Different from sex- ex: a person may be born female (sex) but identify as male (gender), though for many, sex and gender are synonymous.
"I prefer female pronouns such as 'she' and 'her', because female is my gender." Or "My gender is androgynous, though my sex is male."
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A property of nouns and pronouns.

A noun can have one of three genders, masculine, feminine, and neuter. Gender is never male or female; that is sex.

The gender of a noun may have little or no relation to the sex of its bearer. For example, in German, the word for dog is der Hund, which has masculine gender. A dog may be male or female, but the word for dog has masculine gender.

Radical feminists, effeminate men, and extremely ignorant people use the word to mean sex. They also ignorantly believe that the pronoun HE, when used to refer to someone of unknown sex, is offensive. Instead, they ignorantly and incorrectly use the word THEY to refer to a single person of unknown sex. Notice that French, German, Spanish, and other people have no trouble at all distinguishing sex and gender. A German is never offended by the word ER used to refer to someone of unknown sex, even though ER also means HE. That's because Germans are intelligent enough to know the difference between gender and sex, and that gender may have little to do with sex.

Even well-meaning organizations ask for you gender on applications now, but only out of ignorance. They surely want to know if you are male or female, not whether you enjoy eating butt or prancing on floats in parades.
The word SHIP often has a feminine gender. People refer to a ship as SHE.
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your mode of self-reflection or ID dealing with how you see yourself (or don't see yourself) in terms of your sex.
there are two sexes, but countless genders.
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In the context of individual self, gender is the state of being a man, a women, both, nether , somewhere in between, or something entirely different.
"There are only two genders!"
"No there is a whole spectrum of genders"
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Gender is not what is between your legs, but where you feel you belong along the gender spectrum.

No one but you can decide your gender.

Often confused with biological sex (Male or Female), which is in fact what parts you have on your body.
Person 1: "Alex came out as agender the other day. I don't know how I feel."
Person 2: "Good for them! And as for how you feel, you should respect them because its their life, not yours. Alex's gender doesn't impact how you live, so you should respect their choice to come out."
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