Those genders are male and female. There's really no such thing as transgender. No matter what gender you identify as, no matter how many hormone injections and plastic surgeries you have, you will ALWAYS be the gender you were born as. Facts don't care about your feelings. If you were born a man you are a MAN If you were born a woman you are a WOMAN. Go and be transgender if you like. It is not my place to stop you and you are free to chose how you live your life but I certainly don't have to agree with you. It's fact. Male and female are the ONLY genders. Not another can be added.
Look the people that I have seen talk about this have said that they (some) feel both male and female, some feel like gender fluid and a lot of things, but only because you feel this way or like this specific thing does not mean you need a gender so you can differ from others.
This is basic scientific fact. Chromosomes are only XX (Female) or XY (Male). Sometimes there are deformities such as XXY but those don't make a new gender, its just a deformity. It blows my mind how people can actually believe there are more than two genders that exist today. Sigh
I understand that this is a relatively touchy subject for many, but seen as it is an argument that has been going on for quite a while in political-correctness obsessed Western society that we live in, I feel the need to share my input. I always went my previously ignorant life thinking gender is simply a word used to describe one's sex, while simultaneously lowering the probability of confusing this with the aspect of sexual feelings or activity. However, while sex is usually considered biological, gender usually refers to an extended version of that, often covering aspects such as cultural or physiological parts of one's life caused by their biological sex. It is 100% clear that there are two sexes, and I would strongly agree with the idea that there are only two genders as well. Scientists at various institutions have found that one's most basic actions reflect on that of their sex, which is therefore basic gender. The transgender community feels as if they belong to another gender, and in many cases, they actually do, which is what defines them as transgender, not if they physically change their sex. However, it is very rare that you will find an individual whose mentality contradicts both male and female genders. Even if you do find someone that fits that description, the fact remains that it is more of a psychological problem rather than a different gender. One thing is for certain though, clouds, dirt, chocolate, and mayonnaise are not genders.
Gender is a penis, or a vagina.
Not what you identify as.
If everything you identify as makes a new gender, then does me identifying as God mean God is now real. (No offense y'all religious nut jobs)
I don't mean to be offensive with this, but gender isn't what you feel, It's what you are. You can be a man that likes color pink without being a new gender.
Why is this a sudden issue people everyday are trying to get farther away from society as a whole when in reality feeding to their stupidity is insane, so why help feed that we should work towards helping them yes and not being stupid and letting then away with it. They need a reality check.
If there is more than two genders, then why has there never been a "demi-queer cactus" gender on any form I've ever seen? They aren't discovering new genders, people are literally making this shit up in their heads. Just saying. I never thought this was a difficult subject to understand but people have some pretty wil imaginations. I sexually identify as a jewish man missing his right testicle, please respect my gender.
Okay. So. In biology class, you learned that gender is determined by your 26th chromosomes (x and y chromosomes). XX is a female, XY is a male. There are some genetic deformities that can occur, such as Klinefelter syndrome (2X chromosome and a Y chromosome, causing a feminine build on a male body) and Turner syndrome (1X chromosome and 0Y chromosome, male build on a female body), but they are still considered to fall under male or female.
The word gender was made in the 1940's and had the same definition as sex, without the verb form. The 1970's women rights movement popularized the word with an alternate definition. So saying "gender is what's in your pants" is true, technically. Although you could argue it isn't.
The whole point of this gender movement is "You can't classify me, I don't conform to your stupid system" then "here's a new equally stupid system so that we can classify ourselves" makes so much sense.
You will be classified deal with it, stereotypes and gender roles exist, it's a way for our brains to simplify the world. As humans we will classify you, it's what we have done to absolutely everything. This doesn't mean that you will follow these stereotypes or identify well with said group, but you will be classified with them.
Gender and sex have always been identical. Just because you decide otherwise dosen't make a difference. Jews aren't evil just because the nazis said so. Even if you Truly belive there are still clear links between the way men and women think and operate because a male has differetn crhomosones and their brains link more from front to back whereas a womans links across. Causing men to be moire adept physicaly and women to have better coordination skills. Society dosent form these roles, People want them! People form these because most men don't want to be creative little snoflakes and most women don't like being strong and powerful.
There are only two sexes. But there are myriad genders. Two often people relate to gender, the same understanding of sex.
Sex is what is given to you at birth based on your genitalia. It's not a matter of debate unless you get a sex-change. At birth, you are either man, woman, or possibly a hermaphrodite. That is indisputable.
But it is not so definite or binary with gender. In the issue of gender it is psychological, not a matter of opinion or 'feelz'. There is very little to dispute. There is not a definitive Man or Woman in the human gender identity. There is a Man and a Woman, but there is a whole spectrum in between where people can identify how they wish. Sex is binary, gender isn't
Source: I am a gender non-conformist in theory
I believe that there are only two genders for humans, but there are more than two in other species. (I know your thinking this is cheap, but the question never specified). For example there is a type of fungi that has 36,000 different genders. There is a type of jelly fish that can actually change gender. Also in Latin (maybe this is a little cheap) there are three genders Masculine, Feminine, Neuter.
There are 4: male, female, agender, and hermaphrodite. Though you could say that there are only 3 since a Hermaphrodite is only a male and a female, and thus not a unique gender, or that there are only 2 since agender is the lack o a gender therefore not a gender, but these are all legitimate answers as to what gender you are, so you could say that are are 4 or 2
Sex and gender are not the same thing. Most people who say "yes" to this end up arguing that there are only two *SEXES*, and they're even wrong about that; there are a number of intersex conditions.
In short, sex is physical, and most people are within 2 categories of that, and gender is psychological, and though *most* people also fit within two categories as either men or women, there are plenty of others; non-binary, agender, GNC, and various others.
The was a study done at the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy that was composed of 23 trans men, 21 trans women, 23 cis women, and 22 cis men. Researchers used a type of MRI scan to measure diffusion of particles across brain matter. Cis women had the highest diffusivity (highest particle movement), and cis men had the least. Trans men were in second, and trans women were in third. This shows that gender is more of a scale/spectrum, with transgender people being more towards the middle.
Sex and gender are not the same thing. Sex refers to biological components such as genitalia. Gender, in reality is a social construct, therefore allowing it to be whatever you want it to be. You could be male, female, agender or bigender and it wouldn't really matter. It's all about how you feel in your head. There are only 2 sexes but gender is limitless.
And even biological sex is not a simple black and white. People have multiple biological sex characteristics such as genitalia, chromosomes and hormones. They do not always all fall into male or the female side. Many people have different combinations. Besides that chromosomes come also in other combinations then just XY and XX.
Some people are born with both male and female genitalia and some with none.
Yes, these cases are less common. But considering the total of variations other then 100% male or 100% it is clear that in nature biology is not binary. There are plenty of scientific studies that prove this is the case. This is not only so for humans but occurs all over nature.
Now with gender there are more elements to consider, how a person feels and expresses themselves. Typical male brains have observerable differences to typical female brains. Transgender people have brains that are very similar to the gender they identify as. This has been shown in scientific studies. There is no point in arguing science with opinions. If you are unhappy try to disprove with science or accept your opinion is simply that, an opinion that is contrary to science.
Sex is not black and white.
People can have a gender that does not match their sex.
There is male and female biology, and male and female gender. They can be mixed and people can fall in different places in a spectrum between male and female.
Every person has a unique mix of male and female characteristics that are more or less present. For practical, religious and historical reasons we individually and as a society make a distinctions somewhere. This is not set in stone, it differs in cultures and also on an individual level.
Does that mean there are only two genders? No I don't think that is a correct statement. Does that mean we need to come up with a million names and constructed genders? I think not. Thats just ridiculous.
Lets just accept there is masculinity and femininity and people can possess any combination of characteristics of both. Trying to force anyone into male or female categories doesnt make much sense if you accept the truth that there are a myriad of flavours between male/masculinity and female/femeninity.
To clarify, sex and gender are different things. Sex is biological and there are more than 2 sexes(for instance, intersex) but gender is not necessarily biological.To say that there are only 2 genders is erasing and invalidating people who don't feel like a "girl" or a "boy." Just because someone doesn't have these feelings themself or they don't understand said feelings, this does not mean more genders . For example, someone may not understand calculus, but this doesn't make calculus any less real or valid. If someone has never experienced a complete lack of understanding for the social construct of gender and cannot identify with a gender, then this person is not entitled to say that no one can identify with no gender.
That said, there are other genders besides girl, boy, and neither. There are so many more, and although many are uncommon, this does not make them any less valid or real.
Without getting caught up in whether gender really exists or not, someone who can only comprehend and experience two genders or feeling like one gender that is within the gender binary, does not in any way mean there are only two genders. For example, if someone can only comprehend, understand, and imagine only 2 sexualities--for instance, gay and straight--this is no way means that there are only 2. Like gender, there are far more than 2. Both gender and sexuality are identities, and one person cannot dictate other's identities.
To be told that your identity simply does not exist, or that you are ill for thinking that, is truly invalidating and hateful. Even if you yourself believe that there are only 2 genders, please do not tell people who don't identify with those genders that their gender doesn't exist. If you don't understand it, please just respect and tolerate it.
There are 2 sexes (excluding abnormalities, most of the time you will only encounter 2 sexes) but there are many more genders, as "gender" refers to identity. Sex is "do you have a penis," gender is something much, much more complicated. Anyone who doesn't know the difference between sex and gender is pretty fucking dumb. Fuck you.
Get this through your mind:
SEX = female and male
GENDER = masculine and feminine
your sex refers to your biological differences; your chromosomes, hormones, and internal and external sex organs.
Your gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine
So while your sex might be female, your gender could be genderfluid, if your sex is male your gender could be transgender.
This is why they are called 'transgender' or 'genderfluid', not 'transsex' or 'sexfluid'