Gender is a range of characteristics of femininity and masculinity. Depending on the context, the term may refer to such concepts as sex (i.e. the state of being male or female), social roles (as in gender roles) or gender identity.
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2002 with the split of the Majeedhiya School campus into two separate single gender schools, the newly formed school being Dharumavantha ... With the establishment of a second male-gender secondary school, the staff and students of Majeedhiya School were split, with half transferred to the new school ... decided to introduce coeducation as well as primary grades in all of the four single gender secondary schools in the city ...
... Natural languages often make gender distinctions ... in recent times to argue for the use of a more Gender-neutral vocabulary in English and other languages ... See, for instance, Gender differences in spoken Japanese ...
... The New Testament is more ambiguous about gender-variant identities than the Old Testament is ... Doctrine of the Faith concludes that the sex-change procedures do not change a person’s gender in the eyes of the Church ... Pope Benedict XVI has denounced gender theory, warning that it blurs the distinction between male and female and could thus lead to the "self-destruction" of the human race ...
... Cisgender Gender identity Gender identity disorder Gender role Pangender Bigender Trigender ...
... Gender binary Gender blind Gender queer Genderism Heteronormativity LGBT Non-binary discrimination Queer Third gender Transgenderism (social movement ...
More definitions of "gender":
- (noun): A grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness.
Synonyms: grammatical gender
Famous quotes containing the word gender:
“Most women of [the WW II] generation have but one image of good motherhoodthe one their mothers embodied. . . . Anything done for the sake of the children justified, even ennobled the mothers role. Motherhood was tantamount to martyrdom during that unique era when children were gods. Those who appeared to put their own needs first were castigated and shunnedthe ultimate damnation for a gender trained to be wholly dependent on the acceptance and praise of others.”
—Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)
“Anthropologists have found that around the world whatever is considered mens work is almost universally given higher status than womens work. If in one culture it is men who build houses and women who make baskets, then that culture will see house-building as more important. In another culture, perhaps right next door, the reverse may be true, and basket- weaving will have higher social status than house-building.”
—Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen. Excerpted from, Gender Grace: Love, Work, and Parenting in a Changing World (1990)
“... lynching was ... a womans issue: it had as much to do with ideas of gender as it had with race.”
—Paula Giddings (b. 1948)