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Gender is, Gender is not by snoogan2dope Gender is, Gender is not by snoogan2dope
What I felt was a more fitting version of a "Gender is...Gender is not" poster I came across online. [link] (No fullsize version available, but you can buy them. I'm cheap...so yeah. Thusly, this!)
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Feel free to print, use, whatever you'd like, spread them everywhere!

NOTE: Thanks for all the faves & feedback, guys! I can't really keep up with it, but I know you're there!

This deviation is open to suggestion for change! Want something added?
Taken off? Is something offensive? I'll be glad to fix it for you - or make a more fitting version.

EDIT: Fixed "JUST male or female" AND placement of "sexual orientation" Thanks everyone!

I might start doing more things like this...seen as it's the only one of my deviations that has gotten any response.
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:iconhermafrodite:
hermafrodite Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
i remember in jr high i was starting to discover myself as genderqueer and id tell people i wasint a girl and they'd automaticly TELL not ask me to show them as if i could show them gender idenitiy ( i could but they wouldint see)
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:iconchampionknifefighter:
Moral of the story

Just say "sex" instead of "gender", so people Unique Snowflakes don't get arbitrarily pissed off at you.
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Drearily Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Why is gender related to identity?  Why is gender associated with personality?  I thought society had moved past sexism.
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FrozenJinga Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, Biological gender is determined by chromosomes, body parts and such.
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:iconthisdogeisreadytorun:
ThisDogeIsReadyToRun Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
sex = biological 
gender = what you identify as
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:iconblueneonkid:
Blueneonkid Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This site is un-fucking-real. What is this? Tumblr 2.0: The radical feminizing? It's okay to be transgender, but fuck all, quit denying reality. You can be what you feel you are, a xim or xer, but shit, you need to acknowledge that Chromosomes define what gender you are in the womb and that is what you are in reality. Gender and Sex are different from Gender identity and Sexual identity 
*Raises flame shield* 
COME AT ME FEMINISTS!!
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Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Librafluid~
I am mostly gender neutral. 
I intend to keep my female sex
Im homosexual
I act completely male, even to the point where I get girls to be all like "EEEEEEWWWWWW"
Or it could be because I want to become a doctor and the human body is sometimes so amazing it disgusts people…
But yeah, Librafluid~
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BobMcEggy Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gender IS defined by chromosomes and often genitalia (I guess you don't HAVE to have a dick to be a guy). Gender is either one or the other, and that is by no means a bad thing. 
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doctor-dead Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   General Artist
gender expression and gender are different
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ariellethefish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Writer
Thanks for posting this! As a genderqueer person, I'll probably end up showing people this a lot since I'm horrible at explaining things :P
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:iconlordgoom:
LordGoom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You guys seriously need to stop going on Tumblr, its making you delusional. Read this and regain your sanity: themattwalshblog.com/2014/09/2…
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EmuCat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're thinking about biological sex, not gender, as shown here. Sex and gender are not the same.
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spiritcrusher77 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
And this is what happens when you fail biology.
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LordGoom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right?
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sarahthepirate98 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Writer
I have recently befriended a non-binary and it's like being introduced into a whole new world! In the past couple of days they have made me think about gender like I have never thought about it before. It kind of makes me feel ashamed that for my entire life I have only thought of gender as boy and girl. It has become sooo enlightening to learn about how gender does not have to be defined by your sex. It's like my brain had been going miles a second learning about these new ways of thinking that differ from my previous thoughts! Ive started having new ideas like why exactly gender is so important anyway in the pasts and todays society, or how many less standards would be in place if gender was a style rather than something you have to be. After learning so much the past couple of days I'm very aware of how much I have to learn and explore. I can only hope I don't sound to foolish or ignorant when forming new opinions on the subject or asking others questions to form them. ^-^ I shall most definitely be sharing this with my friends. Thank you so much for contributing to my learning process!
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smallangryrabbit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   General Artist
I can't believe this is so controversial. I don't see a single trans or non-binary person in here disagreeing with you. I do see a bunch of cis-gendered people who have never once even thought about gender bringing up what they remember from 10th grade science, and being super aggressive and hateful. (And a bunch of champions politely trying to educate the silly trolls and being shot down with rudeness and willful ignorance. "Well, actually you're wrong because..." Haha, no but thanks for playing. As someone who lives and breathes gender-weirdness, I'm telling you this is on point. Haters should get their information from something other than reddit for a change and realize that their way of experiencing the world.

I never rant, but this is goddamn ridiculous. OP, you're wonderful for creating this.
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LaChasseGalerie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
False. Gender is biology not the theory of some braindead feminists.
Only a idiot would say other wise.
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:iconariellethefish:
ariellethefish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Writer
Note that before I say any of this, I view this as a DISCUSSION and NOT an argument.

I identify as genderqueer, and am a female biologically. I also believe that gender is a social construct.

When you are born, the nurse looks at your genitalia and says that you are male or female. Then, as you grow, you decide where you personally feel most comfortable. I am a very feminine person, by society's standards--I like poetry and enjoy putting on dresses. But I just don't feel comfortable in the category of being a 'girl'. I tend to wear typical 'boy' clothing.

I have a friend (I'm changing the name for privacy), Alex. He prefers masculine pronouns, and is biologically female. He loves makeup and hair. However, he feels more comfortable as a boy than he does as a girl. 

Gender is whatever title or lack thereof you feel comfortable with. Gender is mental, whereas sexual organs are physical.
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LaChasseGalerie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
You still a female. Your friend is an trany and I was a tomboy until puberty.
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ariellethefish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Writer
Again, I still view this as a discussion and do not want anything I say to sound like I am in any way mad at you or upset with you.

I am not denying that I am female. However, that does not mean I am a girl. I have hit puberty already, and my friend has as well, but I still do not identify as a girl and neither does he. 

Also, 'tranny' is a slur. If you want something shorter than transgender, try the term trans. 

Finally, your sex is different from your gender. Sex is male or female, based on body parts. Gender is not based on body parts, it is based on how you in your brain identify.
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smallangryrabbit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   General Artist
Wow. You just came in looking for an argument, huh?
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Paradox-pony Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
actually your SEX is biology..what your genitalia says. your GENDER is what you yourself are...whether it be bi gender, gender queer, transgendered ect...
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LaChasseGalerie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Gender is linked to biology and the majority of the population are not "queer or transgender".  Like I said before the  majority doesn't have to accommodate itself for the minority.
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Paradox-pony Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your right, it does not. but you'd be surprised. 1 our of 100 births are usually transgendered or not on the male or female spectrum in some way. plus, its said almost every child between the ages of 13-15 have had transgendered tendincy's in their life. 

and lastly. its just the nice thing to do vuv no need for people to be a dick..
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:iconlachassegalerie:
1 of 100 people are transgender, So the 99 other people who are not should be indoctrinate that their gender is a social construct? This is not democracy. I say that most teenager are using the trans identity to have attention. It's like the emo trend. You know what I used to believe that I was a boy because I was a tomboy when I was a child. It lasted 12 years, so until puberty I identified myself as a boy but when I hit puberty, I became more feminine. So its biology
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smallangryrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
I just want to butt in here. Seriously, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. You are making assumptions based on your own incredibly minute experience of gender. Please just stop talking about this because you are so wrong I can't even.
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Paradox-pony Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your just being a prick vwv the world is not being forced too... but its just the nice thing to do. how would you like it if i always just referred to you as a he? even if your 100% girl. if i called you a man you would probably not like it. so dont call trans people by the wrong gender. vwv 
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thewildash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
www.tamraexcell.com/journal/wp…

This is the gender gingerbread cookie for those of you who are confused about sex, gender identity, gender expression, and attraction
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:iconhermafrodite:
hermafrodite Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
the one on the right is sex
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CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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mtsofan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice job.  Very counter-cultural, but real.
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Queenstormwolf15 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
..I.LOVE IT⊙V●.
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:iconremembranceofreality:
well gender it self is indeed determined by your chromosomes but gender IDENTITY is not
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:iconroman-utopia-panacea:
What's the difference? I'm honestly Asking 'A' what Is a gender identity? I hear bout if a lot recently but I don't quite understand
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:iconremembranceofreality:
gender is wether you have an x or y chromosome 
gender identity is which gender your brain associates you wish 

there is actually a chemical released in the womb that gives you your gender identity and sometimes something (i honestly don't know what) and the baby doesn't get that chemical that tells you "you are a girl" or "you are a boy" so they think the opposite and as they grow they think "im SUPPOSED to be a different gender and I'm not" and so on but because they really don't like their gender they will often flip it from "my gender identity is" to "my gender is" it just bugs me sorry i needed to get my point across =P   
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:iconwho-knows-john:
Who-Knows-John Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Gender is how  a person identifies.
Sex is chromosomes.
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:iconremembranceofreality:
gender identity is how a person identifies but true gender is x or y chromosome 
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:iconthewildash:
thewildash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Gender =/= Sex
Sex is what you have in between your legs, and gender is in between your ears.
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Who-Knows-John Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
XX or XY is sex, how a person identifies is gender identity, and how a person sees themself is sex.
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Fungus-Face Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how I see it:
(Biological) Sex = Your chromosomes/genitals
Gender (Identity) = What you identify as.

Also you explained gender identity very poorly. It isn't because a person "doesn't like" their sex/assigned gender, and it isn't that they "think" they're the opposite gender. It isn't a matter of liking or not liking, or a matter of /thinking/ something is wrong. It is a matter of /knowing/ somethings is wrong, and genuinely being something society tells you, you are not. Perhaps you should do some actual research before you try explaining things to other people. You make it sound like an individual just decides one day "Oh, I want to be a girl today.". Which is in no way the truth.

Though I must admit you did get part of it right. Which gender you perceive yourself as does come about during uteri-development as far as I am aware. 
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:iconremembranceofreality:
that isnt the way i was trying to explain it...it isnt that they wake up and say "i want to be a girl!" its that they wake up look in the mirror and say "why do i have a penis? i should have a vagina i know i should be a girl but im not and i DONT LIKE THAT" their brain is telling their body they are something they aren't...i said "thinking" because it is indeed a state of mind given to you at birth that tells you what they are not that they look in the mirror and say "i think id be better as the opposite gender"...its harder to get my point across over typing my apologies  
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:iconroman-utopia-panacea:
Um what's the difference between a girl snd a boy other than body parts?
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:iconfungus-face:
Fungus-Face Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:devRememberanceOfReality: didn't explain the difference between Gender Identity and Biological Sex all that well. As a Transgender individual myself, I shall do my best to help clear things up. Though unless you are one of us, it will be very hard for you to understand even with the facts, in a similar fashion to having trouble understanding other peoples Sexual Orientations.

Your Biological Sex is dictated by your genitals and/or your chromosomes. There are three sexes; Male, Female and Intergender. (I don't know a lot about Intergender individuals, but as I understand it they tend to have an extra chromosome, or something similar.).

Your Gender Identity is the societal and personal constructs build around the sexes. Boys are supposed to be macho, sporty, aggressive, ambitious and so on, whilst girls are supposed to be caring, maternal, pretty and elegant among other things. Those are the societal norms for gender. People's personalities have changed the norms, now you have Meterosexuals (feminine men, who are still straight.), Tomboys (masculine girls) and so on.

But 'Boy and Girl' is what the Genderqueer society calls the 'Gender Binary'. An "either or" construct, which doesn't reflect the spectrum that gender really is. There are Transgender people, Transsexuals, Genderqueer people, Bigender people, Asgender people, Other Gender, Gender Fluid people and a whole swath of other people.

The loose definitions as I understand them are as follows:

Transgender - People who identify as the gender "opposite" of their biological sex.
Transsexual - Similar to Transgender, the difference between these two are still under debate. I'd say the major difference is that Transsexuals have taken procedures to make them their identified sex. Surgeries, hormone treatments etc.
Genderqueer - Is generally an umbrella term for all people outside the Gender Binary (Male or Female).
Bigender - People who identify as both Male and Female.
Agender - People who identify as neither Male or Female.
Other Gender - People who identify as some sort of third gender.
Gender Fluid - People who's Gender Identity changes depending on any number of factors.

What makes people identify as different things, I am unsure of. For Transgender/Transsexual people it is apparently that our brain chemistry is that of/closely resembles that of the "opposite" gender, but I haven't done enough research to say for sure. All I know is that Gender is not, by any means, measured by your genitals or chromosomes. It is whatever you feel it is.

Biological Sex is what's in your genes, or your jeans.
Gender Identity is what is in your head and your heart.
Which is cheesy, but is as accurate as I can get in a few words. Sorry for making this so long, but I hope this helps you understand at least a little. Feel free to ask me any questions if you're still curious.
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:iconroman-utopia-panacea:
... Isn't that sexist? Boys aren't all like that and they don't have to be, neither do girls, we are not assigned any roles based in our body parts wtf?
That's just... What the hell?
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Fungus-Face Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not really what I'm saying.

But that is what society expects of people, not so much these days, but 50 years ago definitely. People broke those stereotypes, broadening the definition of what it is to be a man or a woman. People are broadening it again, with the introduction of new gender identities, and by identifying openly as Trans*.
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:iconroman-utopia-panacea:
But... Isn't that stereotyping? I'm just trying to understand. Why should anybody change themselves for society, when society is made up of hundreds, consequently millions, of stupid people.
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Gypa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Gender is not as spectrum
Gender is not an expression
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Fire-Mouse Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I have an odd question: I'm starting a petition for the US Government to legally recognize non-binary genders, and I was wondering if I could use this piece as the front image for it.

Thanks much for your time, and this piece is absolutely freaking awesome by the way. :dance:
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st0nerp0ny Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Sorry I'm literally responding to this almost a full year later as I don't log into the account this was posted on anymore. BUT YES. This is compltely free to use for good stuff like that! (If it's the petition I'm thinking of I'm pretty sure I've seen it around, too)
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Homssutotuli Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It has a point. Most unbelievable is when people mix gender and sexuality.

[ ] Male
[ ] Female
[ ] Homosexual? What??
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