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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
The word "neutrois" was created by a self-identified neutrois person named H. A. Burnham in 1995.<ref name=":1">http://web.archive.org/web/20010307115554/http://www.neutrois.com/faq.htm</ref> The word "neutrois" is presumably made from French ''neutre'', meaning "neutral" or "neuter," and French ''trois'', "three," as in [[Third Gender|third gender]]. Because French ''trois'' has sounds that are difficult to Anglicize, some pronunciations of neutrois in use are new-TWA,<ref>https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/17/18685039.php</ref> new-TRAW, new-TROY, new-TROYS, new-TROSS, new-TROZ, or new-TROYZ.<ref name=":0">https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/17/18685039.php</ref> Generally speaking, neutrois is a transsexual identity, meaning that it involves gender dysphoria and a desire to transition to a gender neutral presentation. However, as a result of the diversity of people who identify as neutrois, some of them say they don't have one or more of those traits, and are no less neutrois for it. What is agreed upon is that neutrois is a nonbinary gender identity, and that people of any gender assigned at birth can have this identity.<ref>http://jilliancottle.com/hallelujah-its-raining-labels/</ref>
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The word "neutrois" was created by a self-identified neutrois person named Holly A. Burnham in 1995.<ref name=":1">http://web.archive.org/web/20010307115554/http://www.neutrois.com/faq.htm</ref> The word "neutrois" is presumably made from two French words: ''neutre'', meaning "neutral" or "neuter," and ''trois'', "three," as in [[Third Gender|third gender]]. Because French has sounds that are difficult to Anglicize, some pronunciations of neutrois in use are as follows, with IPA and simple phonetic transcription.
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{| class="wikitable"
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!IPA transcription
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!simple transcription
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!source
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|-
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|/nuˈtwɑː/
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|new-''twa''
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|<ref>https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/17/18685039.php</ref>
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|-
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|/nuˈtɹɔ͡ɪs/, /nuˈtɹɔ͡ɪz/
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|new-''troys''
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|<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/neutrois</ref>
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|-
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|/nuˈtɹɑː/
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|new-''traw'', new-''troyz''
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|<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/neutrois</ref>
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|-
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|/nuˈtɹɔ͡ɪ/
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|new-''troy''
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|
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|-
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|/nuˈtɹɑs/, /nuˈtɹɑz/
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|new-''tross'', new-''troz''
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|
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|}
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Generally speaking, neutrois is a [[transsexual]] identity, meaning that it involves [[gender dysphoria]] and a desire to transition to a gender neutral presentation. However, as a result of the diversity of people who identify as neutrois, some of them say they don't have one or more of those traits, and are no less neutrois for it. What is agreed upon is that neutrois is a non-binary gender identity, and that people of any gender assigned at birth can have this identity.<ref>http://jilliancottle.com/hallelujah-its-raining-labels/</ref>
  
 
== Differences between androgyne and neutrois ==
 
== Differences between androgyne and neutrois ==
Neutrois isn't another word for androgyne. According to ''Neutrois Outpost'', the difference between neutrois people and androgynes is gender dysphoria: "While Neutrois seek an androgynous appearance, androgynes aren't Neutrois because being Neutrois involves gender dysphoria. Androgynes don't necessarily have any difficulties with their gender identities."<ref name=":1" /> Neutrois Nonsense expands on this difference, saying, "Neutrois is not androgyne, it’s quite the opposite. Androgyny is a combination of female and male characteristics, while neutrois is an elimination of them."<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010302160052/http://www.neutrois.com/defin.htm</ref> While these are only some definitions for androgyne, which itself has many meanings that are not agreed upon, this still highlights that people adopt the word "neutrois" for themselves because they feel the word "androgyne" has meanings that don't suit them.
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Neutrois isn't another word for [[androgyne]]. According to ''Neutrois Outpost'', the difference between neutrois people and androgynes is gender dysphoria: "While Neutrois seek an androgynous appearance, androgynes aren't Neutrois because being Neutrois involves gender dysphoria. Androgynes don't necessarily have any difficulties with their gender identities."<ref name=":1" /> Neutrois Nonsense expands on this difference, saying, "Neutrois is not androgyne, it’s quite the opposite. Androgyny is a combination of female and male characteristics, while neutrois is an elimination of them."<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010302160052/http://www.neutrois.com/defin.htm</ref> While these are only some definitions for androgyne, which itself has many meanings that are not agreed upon, this still highlights that people adopt the word "neutrois" for themselves because they feel the word "androgyne" has meanings that don't suit them. It should also be mentioned that androgynes are capable of experiencing [[gender dysphoria]], and some neutrois do not experience gender dysphoria or a desire to transition.
  
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== See also ==
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* [[Agender]]
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* [[Androgyne]]
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* [[Eunuch]]
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* [[Genderless]]
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* [[Gender neutral]]
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* [http://neutrois.com Neutrois.com]
 
* [http://neutrois.com Neutrois.com]

Revision as of 03:26, 29 April 2017

Neutrois pride flag. White is for neutral, unidentified, or questioning gender. Dark chartreuse green (the inverse of lavender, the mix of pink and blue) is for nonbinary gender that isn't female or male. Black is for agender or genderless.[1]

Neutrois is an identity under the nonbinary and transgender umbrellas. Generally speaking, neutrois is a transsexual identity, meaning that it involves gender dysphoria and a desire to make a physical transition to a gender neutral presentation. However, as a result of the diversity of people who identify as neutrois, some of them say they don't have one or more of those traits, and are no less neutrois for it. What is agreed upon is that neutrois is a nonbinary gender identity, and that people of any gender assigned at birth can have this identity.[2] Also, a person of any cultural or ethnic background can call themself neutrois.

In 2014, neutrois was one of 50 genders made available on the social networking site Facebook.[3]

Etymology

The word "neutrois" was created by a self-identified neutrois person named Holly A. Burnham in 1995.[4] The word "neutrois" is presumably made from two French words: neutre, meaning "neutral" or "neuter," and trois, "three," as in third gender. Because French has sounds that are difficult to Anglicize, some pronunciations of neutrois in use are as follows, with IPA and simple phonetic transcription.

IPA transcription simple transcription source
/nuˈtwɑː/ new-twa [5]
/nuˈtɹɔ͡ɪs/, /nuˈtɹɔ͡ɪz/ new-troys [6]
/nuˈtɹɑː/ new-traw, new-troyz [7]
/nuˈtɹɔ͡ɪ/ new-troy
/nuˈtɹɑs/, /nuˈtɹɑz/ new-tross, new-troz

Generally speaking, neutrois is a transsexual identity, meaning that it involves gender dysphoria and a desire to transition to a gender neutral presentation. However, as a result of the diversity of people who identify as neutrois, some of them say they don't have one or more of those traits, and are no less neutrois for it. What is agreed upon is that neutrois is a non-binary gender identity, and that people of any gender assigned at birth can have this identity.[8]

Differences between androgyne and neutrois

Neutrois isn't another word for androgyne. According to Neutrois Outpost, the difference between neutrois people and androgynes is gender dysphoria: "While Neutrois seek an androgynous appearance, androgynes aren't Neutrois because being Neutrois involves gender dysphoria. Androgynes don't necessarily have any difficulties with their gender identities."[4] Neutrois Nonsense expands on this difference, saying, "Neutrois is not androgyne, it’s quite the opposite. Androgyny is a combination of female and male characteristics, while neutrois is an elimination of them."[9] While these are only some definitions for androgyne, which itself has many meanings that are not agreed upon, this still highlights that people adopt the word "neutrois" for themselves because they feel the word "androgyne" has meanings that don't suit them. It should also be mentioned that androgynes are capable of experiencing gender dysphoria, and some neutrois do not experience gender dysphoria or a desire to transition.

See also

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