Many people on here will try to convince you that sex is biological and gender is a social construct. This is not true. Gender and sex are both synonyms for each other. It is impossible for there to be a third gender or more because there are only two chromosome types a baby can have. If a child has a Y chromosome, their sex AND gender is male. If they do not have a Y chromosome, they are female. No matter what gender you believe you are, you are one or the other and it is determined at birth. Gender cannot be changed because you cannot remove the Y chromosome from every cell in the body. Non-binary and trans genders are not actual genders. This does not mean I do not view you as a normal human being, it just means you have a mental illness causing that idea. It IS a mental illness. 'Transgender' people have a suicide rate ranging from 30% to 52%, which is higher than any group of people in the world. This means that if you line up four transgender people, statistically speaking, one or two out of the four will commit suicide. Think about it.
If u can't live with the gender u where born with.(either male or female), u can not change it, and u surely cannot make up another gender, u are not a fucking poly-atheist- sans-sexual binary male/pentamale. U r either a male or a female if u say otherwise consult a therapist because some work will need to be done to fix ur fucked up head.
SJWs and those who believe in "a spectrum of genders" will argue that sex and gender are completely disconnected because gender has nothing to do with the "biological term sex" and it is instead a social construct. If that is the case, then why would there be a need to have your own restroom to satisfy the needs of your "gender". This, in other words, is implying that your "gender" has biological needs and yet those who continue to argue that there are more than two genders still believe sex and gender are disconnected. At the end of the day, when you walk into a public restroom, you satisfy the needs of your male genitalia or your female genitalia. There are many more reasons as to why such delusions are highly contradictory.
Basic science. First grade level science. If you want to argue an infinite spectrum of "sexuality", go for it, and I would agree with you.
But people calling themselves "transgender" is a very specific form of this mental illness:
Only instead of wanting to lop off a random body part, they focus specifically on their genitals.
Hint: There is no such thing as a sex change operation.
Gender can only divided by chemical and physical features of the human. Men produce more testosterone hormones than women, thus producing male reproductive organs such as the testes and the penis. Females produce estrogen hormones thus the production of female reproductive organs and breasts. To add because of testosterone males have theoretically more built bodies than women, to intimidate other potential mates and seem more attractive to females like other animals. Gender is divided into only two groups for sexually reproductive reasons. Other genders were made up by special snowflakes and people seeking attention. It's basic biology really.
Both the words "gender" and "sex" are synonyms of each other. Being "non-binary" isn't a thing. Non-binary is something that was made up by some random person one day. This crap originated on Tumblr along with all the other stupid pronouns out there. The concept didn't originate from anywhere important, therefore it is made up and not meant to be taken seriously. If this was more serious it would've been brought up earlier in history, but it hasn't. People do it for attention or to feel special, there's no other explanation. You can't "not feel like a male or female", because there is no such thing as feeling like something else because that something else doesn't exist. It's probably just a phase in terms of teenagers to boost their self confidence to be honest.
Virtually EVERY species on the planet exists as either male or female - even when obscure genetic anomalies (such as extra chromosomes like XXY), they are still male or female.
While some try to separate gender from 'biological sex', the same holds true - males of any animal species have unique innate behaviors, while females of any animal species have other unique innate behaviors.
As much as some foolish-minded people try to deny it, human beings ARE animals and we are as dominated by out 'primitive hind-brains' same as any other. Why else would we experience amygdala hijackings, when the faster primitive aspects of our brains take control?
This is what the Oxford Dictionary actually says: "Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female" (https://en.Oxforddictionaries.Com/definition/gender). Simply put words are defined by there usage, in the future or in different dialects gender may mean something else but most people in the real world use gender and sex interchangeably so it is accepted as interchangeable.
Gender is different from what sex is. Your sex is whether you are born a boy or a girl. Your gender is whether you class yourself as transgender or a boy but in a girl's boy etc.
They are not the same thing. The definition of gender is different to the definition of sex.
According to the Oxford definition, the meaning of the term "gender" "is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female." Therefore, the correct answer in this case is NO. Comments welcome.
I would like to also point out that there's a lack of evidence pertaining to the YES voted thus far.
I would like to point out that in ways, there are more than one sex (assigned at birth) and gender (chosen during life). For one thing, people can be born neither male or female, or even both. They could have the genitalia of both sexes. Sex is also based on the type of chromosome. For example: XX are the chromosomes of biological women, and XY are the chromosomes of biological men; there are still other combinations out there (although rare) that are neither of these, so they are technically neither male or female.
As for gender, it is a matter of opinion. Some disagree and state that you cannot be anything but female or male. I believe you can be other things, such as: gender non-conforming, gender fluid, agender, non-binary, etc., etc.. Gender is decided when a person deems themselves other than the usual female or male, or when a person decides to stick with their assigned sex.
Overall, gender and sex ARE different things, and there are more than one of both. There are several facts regarding this debate, and if a person believes otherwise, so be it. Gender is a matter of opinion, while for sex, it is a matter of facts. Whatever you believe, you should respect the opinion of others.
Trans(gender) - a gender that is different than the individuals assigned sex. (often an umbrella term)
Non-Binary - A person whose gender id doesnt fit within the female/male binary (umbrella term)
First in order to know that there are more than 2 genders we must first break down the common misconception that Sex=Gender.
Definition of Gender, Oxford Dictionary:
"Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female."
Definition of Sex, Oxford Dictionary:
"Either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on basis of their reproductive functions."
As it is clearly stated above in the definitions, sex and gender are two different things. Sex relies on the reproductive system in order to determine either female or male; however, the definition of gender leaves more wiggle room for what it exactly is. From the definition we can say that gender is, essentially, a range of identities based on social and cultural differences. With this given information we can look further into what makes a gender identity, and thus prove that there, are in fact, more than two genders.
We will now be analyzing the BIOLOGICAL stance on the subject of gender id. In "Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic" the way the human brain functions (in terms of sex+gender) shows that almost no individual's brain, regardless of assigned sex, acted 100% like their assigned sex's brain would. This is important to understanding gender on a biological level because in the study it shows that no human functions 100% female or male, but rather, a mix between the two, some being more of a mix than others, this leads to the explaination of individuals that id as a non-binary gender due to the fact that their brains function more in the middle of the brain mosaic spectrum.
This ties into the PSYCHOLOGICAL portion of gender where trans people's brains were shown to function closer on the spectrum of what they identified as. While there are no studies, that I could find, that talk about the non-binary brain; there are many studies that talk about the transgender brain, and since transgender is an umbrella term, we will include them in the information found. In Scientific American's article, titled "Is There Something Unique about the Transgender Brain?" the concept of differences between the female and male brain are once again discussed. This time, instead of focusing on the genes of the brain, the article focused on the actual thought process, it states that the transgender brain functions closer to that of their gender id, rather than their assigned gender.
Because of the limiting typing room, Ive to cut it short, if youd like me to go further in depth on this then just ask.
When researching the topic of gender, I came across a lot of information. The idea of gender was created around the 1950's along with the term gender role, by a man named John Money. He was a sexologist and used the term to help the feminist movement. The term gender was used to specify people by who they were, their physical capabilities, and their sexual preferences. The term gender never started off being the same as sex, and it was never supposed to. Sex is used to refer to your biological sex chromosomes such as XX or XY (There are a few more due to being born differetly). Sex is a term used to identify someone in a more accurate representation.