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The state of being male or female, as in gender-identity and gender-roles . In every day speech, sex and gender are used interchangeably; in the social sciences however, a distinction is made between them, sex refering to the biological makeup of the human body, its genital configuration, while gender refers to the social meanings and characteristics associated with certain types of people.

Quote: From Graffiti. Two Thousand Years of Wall Writing by Robert Reisner: ' Love is many gendered thing .' (This saying paraphrases: Love is many splendored thing .)

See Also: 49, 6-2-9, AEGIS, alternately gendered, ambibiosis, ambiguous gender, ambisexual, ambisexuality, anatomical sex, androgyne, better sex, bigendered, bisensual, bisexual libido, bottom surgery, brothel, brothersister, butch, buzzard, Califia, CG, CGI, chromo, circle fuck, contrary sex, core gender identity, cross-dresser, cross-dressing, cross-gender behavior, cross-living, crosswired, crow, devout sex, distaff, distaff side, the, dog, dogface, doggie, dumbo, epicene, epicenism, f2m SRS, fair sex, female of the species, the, female variety, the, feminine, feminine persuasion, the, feminine variety, the, femme, forty-niner, Frencher, full-time, GD, GEM, gender, gender dysphoria, gender identity, gender outlaw, gender variant, genderphobia, gentle sex, gentler sex, GIDAANT, hes, hir, homosexual, homosexuality, homosocial, homosociality, hyperfemininity, hypermasculinity, in drab, inner sex, inversion, join dissimilars, ladylike, linguistic cross-dressing, lovely variety, the, M2F, nipple, non-conforming gender, non-operative transsexual, nonconforming gender, omnigendered, pangendered, pansexuality, physical sex, polygendered, post-operative transsexual, post-surgical transsexual, pre-operative transsexual, pronoun reversal, sex, sex number, sexism, sexual identity, sexual preference, sexy number, SGO, simulsexual, sterner sex, T Star, T* People, third gender, third set, third sex, thlipsophilist, Tijuana Tuck & Roll, trans, transcengender, transgender, transgender community, transgendered, transgenderism, transgenderist, transgressively gendered, transhomosexuality, transphobia, transsexual, transsexualism, transsexuality, truegendered, twixter, TWRL, unfair sex, variant expressive, wanton, weaker vessel, the

Quotes Containing gender:
Rosalie Maggio, The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage (1991): 'An understanding of the difference between sex and gender is crucial to the correct use of language. Sex is biological: people with male genitals are male, and people with female genitals are female. Gender is cultural: our notions "masculine" tells us how we expect men to behave and our notions of "feminine " tells us how we expect women to behave - but these may have nothing to do with biology. Gender signifies an individual's personal, legal, and social status without reference to genetic sex ; gender is a subjective cultural attitude while sex is an objective biological fact .'
The Dowager Empress (Helen Hayes) to the flirty Baroness von Livenbaum (Martita Hunt) in Anastasia (1956): 'To a woman of your age sex should be nothing but gender .'
The Dowager Empress (Helen Hayes) to the flirty Baroness von Livenbaum (Martita Hunt) in Anastasia (1956): ''To a woman of your age sex should be nothing but gender .''
Drag queens Noxema/Zima Jackson/Auntie Noxy (Wesley Snipes) and Chichi Rodriquez (John Leguizamo) in To Wong Foo. Thanks for Everything. Julie Newmar (1995): - Noxema: ''Darling, if you''re going to become a drag-queen , you''re gonna have to learn these things. '' - Chichi: ''What do you mean ''a drag queen''? I am a drag queen!'' - Noxema: ''Oh, child, no , no , no . You''re simply a boy in a dress. When a straight man puts a dress and gets his sexual kick he is a transvestite ; when a man is a woman trapped in a man''s body and has the little operation he is a transsexual ; (...) when a gay man has way too much fashion sense for one gender he is a drag-queen . (...) And when a light little Latin boy puts on a dress he is simply a boy in a dress.'' In the end , they agree to give Chichi the temporary title of ''drag princess .''

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