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'''Maverique''' is a gender. It is defined as an identity that is not the absence of gender, or an apathy towards gender, but a present feeling of gender. This feeling of gender is neither male, female, neutral, nor related to male, female or neutral. However, maveriques can be [[multigender]] with their other genders being related related to maleness, femaleness, or neutrality.
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Maverique is a [[gender]]. It is defined as an identity that is not the absence of gender, or an apathy towards gender, but a present feeling of gender. This feeling of gender is completely independent from male, female, neutral, or anything derived from any of them, nor is it related to male, female, neutral or anything derived from them. However, maveriques can be [[multigender]] with their other genders being related related to maleness, femaleness, or neutrality.<ref name=":0">http://maveriques.tumblr.com/faq</ref>
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[[File:Maverique Pride Flag.png|alt=The maverique flag, composed of three stripes; yellow, white and orange.|thumb|The maverique flag, designed by queerasacat<ref>http://queerascat.tumblr.com/post/88853893401/this-is-the-flag-that-ive-designed-for-maverique</ref>]]
 
Maverique individuals may also identify under the [[nonbinary]] or [[transgender]] umbrella terms. However, maverique itself is a specific identity not an umbrella term.<ref name=":0" />
   
 
== Pronunciation ==
Maverique individuals may also identify under the [[nonbinary]] or [[transgender]] umbrella terms.
 
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Maverique can be pronounced multiple ways:<ref name=":0" />
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{| class="wikitable"
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!IPA transcripton
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!Simple transcription
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|-
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|/mavˈrēk/
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|mav-REEK
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|mav(ə)ˈrēk
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|mav-uh-REEK
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|}
   
 
== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
 
In a 2017 survey of 9,932 nonbinary participants, maverique was entered as an identity word by 0.6% of participants.<ref>''[http://nonbinarystats.tumblr.com/post/160656902130/nbgq-survey-2017-the-worldwide-results NB/GQ Survey 2017 - the worldwide results]'', Nonbinary Stats blog, May 2017.</ref>
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=== Grammatical Usage ===
 
The word "maverique" can be use used as either a noun or adjective. For example:
 
The word "maverique" can be use used as either a noun or adjective. For example:
 
* [noun] The maverique is sitting over there.
 
* [noun] The maverique is sitting over there.
 
* [adjective] The maverique person is sitting over there.
 
* [adjective] The maverique person is sitting over there.
   
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== Etymology ==
In a 2017 survey of 9,932 nonbinary participants, maverique was entered as an identity word by 0.6% of participants.<ref>''[http://nonbinarystats.tumblr.com/post/160656902130/nbgq-survey-2017-the-worldwide-results NB/GQ Survey 2017 - the worldwide results]'', Nonbinary Stats blog, May 2017.</ref>
 
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The term "maverique" was coined in 2014 by Vesper H. as a word to describe their own gender.<ref name=":0" /> It is a combination of the English word "maverick" and french suffix "ique".
   
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"Maverick" was chosen due to its association with the unorthodox, referencing the fact that maverique as a gender is unorthodox even in regards to many nonbinary genders, due to being unrelated to the gender binary.<ref name=":1">http://maveriques.tumblr.com/post/136474788751/i-know-im-late-to-the-whole-maverique-discussion</ref> While the word maverick implies a conscious, rebellious unorthodoxy, being maverique itself is not a conscious choice of the maverique person, nor is it a stance against the gender binary. The suffix "-ique" means "similar to" but not identical, indicating that while unorthodox ''like'' maverick, maverique is ''different'' in that it is not a conscious stance but a inherent feature of the person. This indicates that a maverique's gender is not unorthodox by choice, nor any sort of political stance. A maverique's gender is maverick-like, but the maverique is not a maverick on the basis of their gender.<ref name=":1" />
== Pronunciation ==
 
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Maverique can be pronounced either as "mav-reek" (rhyming with "antique") or "mav-uh-reek".
 
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The word maverick also has connotations of independence from surroundings<ref>http://www.thefreedictionary.com/maverick</ref>, referencing the fact that maveriques are independent from the gender binary.
   
 
== Identity Overlap ==
 
== Identity Overlap ==
A person can be solely maverique, in the same way a person can be solely a man, or solely a woman. Alternatively, someone can be both maverique and another gender. A [[genderfluid]] person may have maverique as one of their genders. A multigender person may have maverique as one of their genders. A person could be a [[Demigender|demi]]-maverique, if they only partially identify with being maverique.
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A person can be solely maverique, in the same way a person can be solely a man, or solely a woman. Alternatively, someone can be both maverique and another gender (or lack of gender if for example they are genderfluid between maverique and [[agender]]). A [[genderfluid]] person may have maverique as one of their genders. A mutigender person may have maverique as one of their genders. A person could be a [[Demigender|demi]]-maverique if they only partially identify with being maverique.
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== Differences from similar genders ==
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'''Third Gender'''
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Unlike [[third gender]], anyone of any race or ethnic background can use maverique to describe themself if they feel like it fits.<ref name=":0" /> In addition, the term "third gender" is often used to lump together many different gender experiences from a wide variety of cultures that are considered not to fit into the Western concept of male or female, whereas "maverique" describes a singular gender.
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'''Aporagender'''
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Both maverique and [[aporagender]] were coined at similar times and have some overlap, however aporagender is an umbrella term while maverique is not.<ref name=":0" /> Additionally, aporagender can describe a gender neutral identity<ref>http://gender.wikia.com/wiki/Aporagender</ref>, whereas maverique is distinct from neutrality.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 03:34, 12 July 2017

Maverique is a gender. It is defined as an identity that is not the absence of gender, or an apathy towards gender, but a present feeling of gender. This feeling of gender is completely independent from male, female, neutral, or anything derived from any of them, nor is it related to male, female, neutral or anything derived from them. However, maveriques can be multigender with their other genders being related related to maleness, femaleness, or neutrality.[1]

File:Maverique Pride Flag.png
The maverique flag, designed by queerasacat[2]

Maverique individuals may also identify under the nonbinary or transgender umbrella terms. However, maverique itself is a specific identity not an umbrella term.[1]

Pronunciation

Maverique can be pronounced multiple ways:[1]

IPA transcripton Simple transcription
/mavˈrēk/ mav-REEK
mav(ə)ˈrēk mav-uh-REEK

Usage

In a 2017 survey of 9,932 nonbinary participants, maverique was entered as an identity word by 0.6% of participants.[3]

Grammatical Usage

The word "maverique" can be use used as either a noun or adjective. For example:

  • [noun] The maverique is sitting over there.
  • [adjective] The maverique person is sitting over there.

Etymology

The term "maverique" was coined in 2014 by Vesper H. as a word to describe their own gender.[1] It is a combination of the English word "maverick" and french suffix "ique".

"Maverick" was chosen due to its association with the unorthodox, referencing the fact that maverique as a gender is unorthodox even in regards to many nonbinary genders, due to being unrelated to the gender binary.[4] While the word maverick implies a conscious, rebellious unorthodoxy, being maverique itself is not a conscious choice of the maverique person, nor is it a stance against the gender binary. The suffix "-ique" means "similar to" but not identical, indicating that while unorthodox like maverick, maverique is different in that it is not a conscious stance but a inherent feature of the person. This indicates that a maverique's gender is not unorthodox by choice, nor any sort of political stance. A maverique's gender is maverick-like, but the maverique is not a maverick on the basis of their gender.[4]

The word maverick also has connotations of independence from surroundings[5], referencing the fact that maveriques are independent from the gender binary.

Identity Overlap

A person can be solely maverique, in the same way a person can be solely a man, or solely a woman. Alternatively, someone can be both maverique and another gender (or lack of gender if for example they are genderfluid between maverique and agender). A genderfluid person may have maverique as one of their genders. A mutigender person may have maverique as one of their genders. A person could be a demi-maverique if they only partially identify with being maverique.

Differences from similar genders

Third Gender

Unlike third gender, anyone of any race or ethnic background can use maverique to describe themself if they feel like it fits.[1] In addition, the term "third gender" is often used to lump together many different gender experiences from a wide variety of cultures that are considered not to fit into the Western concept of male or female, whereas "maverique" describes a singular gender.

Aporagender

Both maverique and aporagender were coined at similar times and have some overlap, however aporagender is an umbrella term while maverique is not.[1] Additionally, aporagender can describe a gender neutral identity[6], whereas maverique is distinct from neutrality.

References