- 1 Why is this FAQ structured how it is
- 2 What is gender?
- 3 Isn't gender a social construct?
- 4 What is the difference between gender and sex?
- 5 Is gender the same as sexual orientation?
- 6 Isn't gender just personality
- 7 What is the gender binary?
- 8 What is a non-binary gender?
- 9 What is pocket gender?
- 10 Can I be <gender 1> and <gender 2> at the same time?
- 11 What is the difference between gender and kin type/ otherkin?
- 12 Hey, my gender was proposed for deletion.
- 13 How can I find related projects?
- 14 What should I do if I have more questions?
Why is this FAQ structured how it is
We have wide range of editors and readers, so sometimes one answer will not work for all our users. So this FAQ uses multiple answers to aid understanding.
What is gender?
- Main article: Gender
Gender, by dictionary definition, is "the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones)".
Gender is where you feel you are on the gender spectrum.
Gender is what pronouns you want to be referred to by and what you want to be seen as.
Gender is how a person thinks of their own gender within themselves.(Gender identity)
Gender is the way a person chooses to present themselves to others (Gender expression)
What gendered roles a person plays in dating, social situations, etc, although many people believe this has no relevance.
In some contexts yes. Just not this one. The gender we talk about here is basically synonymous with gender identity.
- Main article: Differences Between Gender and Sex
Gender is if you feel you're a boy, girl, etc. Sex is what kind of body you have.
High School Answer
Gender is social. Sex is physical. Gender is what pronouns you want to be referred to by and what you want to be seen as. Sex is whether you have breasts, a penis, etc.
Is gender the same as sexual orientation?
No, Sexual orientation is who you are attracted to. Gender is who you are. They are not related; any person can be of any gender and any sexuality.
Isn't gender just personality
Well maybe but gender(like sexual orientation) has some special properties that set apart from mere personality. First off a mismatch between someone's gender and their assigned sex can cause gender dysphoria. Second, historically cultures have assigned traits to people of certain perceived gender and have enforced them sometimes harshly. Also like sexual orientation no method has been found to intentionally alter gender identity. Gender is self-identity similar to but not the same as nationality, race, and generation.
What is the gender binary?
- Main article: Binary genders
What is a non-binary gender?
- Main article: Non-binary
A non-binary gender is a gender outside the binary. Depending who you talk to agender, genderfluid and Androgyne can all be non-binary. But non-binary also includes things like Aporagender, Maverique and Intergender.
What is pocket gender?
- Main article: Pocket Gender
Pocket Gender was coined on this wiki to mean a gender not (yet) recognized by the LGBT community or is recognized but is only used by a small group of people. Most of them are listed on the pocket gender page but a few have pages of their own.
Can I be <gender 1> and <gender 2> at the same time?
What is the difference between gender and kin type/ otherkin?
Gender is identifying as a certain human gender on the gender spectrum. Otherkin identify as things that are not human, such as cats or wolves. Otherkin can identify as whatever animal or otherwise tangible being while still having a gender. For example, if someone is a dogkin they can still be male or if they are fiction kin they can be nonbinary. There is no direct correlation between the two. Also it's important to note that not everyone in the LGBT community accepts the idea of kin types or even acknowledges it, which is ok because it's a separate entity all together.
Hey, my gender was proposed for deletion.
We are human and can make mistakes. Best thing can do rationally state why your gender deserves it own page instead of living on a page we already have (like the pocket gender page). Your gender might take while to find the right home Caminus gender went through two iterations before it found a home on the Xenogender page.
related projects are listed on our wikinode
What should I do if I have more questions?
You can comment on this page or the page you have questions about or message one of our editors