What's gender and gender identity?
So, what do we mean by “gender” and “gender identity” and how do gender stereotypes lead to violence?
Here’s a quick way to remember. The term ‘sex’ refers to your biology, while ‘gender’ refers to your internal sense of self, and the ways you express that to the world. Many people’s sex and gender line up in the way society expects them to. For others, like trans, non-binary, and two-spirit people, their gender is not the same as the sex they were assigned at birth.
Gender is a complicated topic
So, gender is a more complicated topic than we used to think, and we are learning more about it every day. It’s time we allow people to be individuals, rather than limiting gender expression in a binary way.
Here’s some more information about gender.
Understanding GenderThe Genderbread Person