Gender expression

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Gender expression is "The way in which a person expresses their gender identity through clothing, behavior, posture, mannerisms, speech patterns, activities and more."[1] Within the gender binary, the two main categories of gender expression are feminine (femininity) and masculine (masculinity). Additionally, a gender expression can be androgynous (androgyny), though there is no agreement on whether androgyny means a lack of gender markers, or a mix of feminine and masculine gender markers. A feminine person isn't necessarily female, a masculine person isn't necessarily male, and an androgynous person isn't necessarily an androgyne or nonbinary.


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Some feminine gender identities and expressions include femme, and by some definitions, demigirl.


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Some masculine gender identities and expressions include butch, and by some definitions, boi and demiboy.


See main article androgyny.

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Also called epicene.

Some androgynous gender identities and expressions include androgyne, bigender, genderqueer, intergender, and yinyang ren, although this depends on the individual's definition.

See also


  1. "LGBT resources: Definition of terms." [1]
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