gender identity

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gender identity

[¦jen·dər ī¦dent·əd·ē]
(psychology)
The sum of those aspects of personal appearance and behavior culturally attributed to masculinity or femininity.

gender identity

the sense of self associated with cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity (see GENDER). Gender identity is not so much acted out as subjectively experienced. It is the psychological internalization of masculine or feminine traits. Gender identity arises out of a complex process of interaction between self and others. The existence of transvestite and transsexual identities indicates that gender is not dependent upon sex alone, and arises from the construction of gender identities.
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State law already requires California schools to allow students to use restrooms in accordance with their gender identities. The new law does not affect multi-stall bathrooms.
Moreover, instead of taking the sexed body as the object of explanation, we see our work as an elaboration of sex hormones as semiotic agents in the process of interpreting and, thus, constructing gender identities. We see this relationship between sex hormones and gender identities as primarily driven and mediated by a version of Western gender ideology that posits sexed bodies as malleable representations of natural and fixed gender identities.
Individuals and groups in society make gender identities through different experiences.
It then analyzes the school processes that impact on the shaping of the young women's gender identities and provides evidence that female gender identity among various racial or ethnic backgrounds can be very dissimilar.
They privilege the experience of marginalized sexual and gender identities, draw on qualitative research, and present analyses from a survey of university students.
The guide helps to empower our people to express their individual gender identities with confidence and is another milestone on our mission to be the most inclusive organisation to work for.
Pansexual means an attraction to all gender identities; it's polar opposite is the asexual.
Are any of the mass media aware that young people every day are affected and influenced by how they portray people of all colors, sexualities, and gender identities?
It suggests that more complicated and less certain gender identities emerged at the work-place and in the home during this period.
International contributors in womenAEs studies, gender studies, development, sociology, economics, and organizational psychology employ the methods of discourse analysis to understand global manifestations of concepts related to gender and gender identities. Many of the contributors are from the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh.
At the same time, his death sheds some light on the struggle with family and friends, if not society as a whole, that all people who wish to express alternative gender identities can experience.

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