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Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity. Depending on the context, these characteristics may include biological sex (i.e., the state of being male, female, or an intersex variation), sex-based social structures (i.e., gender roles), or gender identity. Traditionally, people who identify as men or women or use masculine or feminine gender pronouns are using a system of gender binary whereas those who exist outside these groups fall under the umbrella terms non-binary or genderqueer. Some cultures have specific gender roles that are distinct from "man" and "woman," such as the hijras of South Asia. These are often referred to as third genders.

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Don't discriminate against people based on nationality, gender, or occupation.
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A societal construct that is, in actuality, about as useless and restrictive as race.
There may be unfathomable, uncrossable chasm that exist between certain types of people, but gender should not be considered one of them.
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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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What someone feels they identify with; Male, Female, Non binary, and so on.

Sometimes confused with sex, which is biological unlike gender
Person 1: Hey what's your gender?

Person 2: I use they/them pronouns.
Person 1: Oh ok.
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Gender is NOT about what is physcally between your legs, but is what you feel of which category you belong in the gender spectrum. For example, agender, gender fluid, cisgender, bigender, etc.
"Hey, did you hear that Jane came out as bigender?"
"They did? That's really nice for them!"
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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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