is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity. Depending on the context, these characteristics may include biological sex (i.e. the state of being male, female or intersex), sex-based social structures (including gender roles and other social roles), or gender identity.

Sexologist John Money introduced the terminological distinction between biological sex and gender as a role in 1955. Before his work, it was uncommon to use the word gender to refer to anything but grammatical categories. However, Money's meaning of the word did not become widespread until the 1970s, when feminist theory embraced the concept of a distinction between biological sex and the social construct of gender. Today, the distinction is strictly followed in some contexts, especially the social sciences and documents written by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, in many other contexts, including some areas of social sciences, gender includes sex or replaces it. Although this change in the meaning of gender can be traced to the 1980s, a small acceleration of the process in the scientific literature was observed in 1993 when the USA's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started to use gender instead of sex. In 2011, the FDA reversed its position and began using sex as the biological classification and gender as "a person's self representation as male or female, or how that person is responded to by social institutions based on the individual's gender presentation." In non-human animal research, gender is also commonly used to refer to the physiology of the animals.


Latest News for: Gender bigotry


RSU 21 reviewing employee's TikTok videos on race, LGTBQ people, QAnon

Portsmouth Herald 05 Mar 2021
QAnon ... “To be clear, as a District we denounce and we will not tolerate bigotry, racism, or bias centered on ethnicity, class, gender, age, mental and physical ability, nationality, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected classification by any student or employee at RSU 21,” she said. .

Christine Flowers: We have to protect children from themselves

The Trentonian 04 Mar 2021
If you say something even vaguely critical, or something that is even perceived as critical of the move to allow boys and girls to “transition” from one gender to the next, you run the risk of being suspended from social media, fired from your job or shunned by your friends ... That’s not bigotry, my friends.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Targets Dem Lawmaker’s Trans Daughter With Cruel Sign

truthout 26 Feb 2021
The text of the sign hung up by Greene reads, “There are TWO genders ... While Greene and others claim to be following science when it comes to their views on gender, scientific experts have shown these positions to be dangerous, anti-scientific bigotry ... But that catchphrase, and others like them, contradict scientific understanding of gender.

3 Easy Sustainable Lifestyle Changes

Out & About Nashville 23 Feb 2021
. The more we have become aware of the impending dangers facing the planet, the more sustainability becomes a mainstream topic ... One example is LGBTQ youth being 120% more likely to be homeless than their non-LGBTQ peers due to bigotry, homophobia, and general family conflict over sexual orientation and gender identity ... Support Those Who Care ... Vinegar.

McClean leads new brand of activism by calling out latest anti-Irish abuse

Irish Independent 19 Feb 2021
There was one particular moment this week when you were almost synched into the real-time horror that James McClean and his family have to live through ... The post said ... On Instagram last weekend, McClean asked why the abuse he’s getting is not treated the same as other forms of bigotry. “ ...just to pose the question really, racism, gender, ethnic. ... .

Debunking misconceptions about #transgender

Washington Blade 18 Feb 2021
In 2020, I was featured on National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution” documentary, hosted by Katie Couric ... In our segment, Couric came to Yale and interviewed our cast members about gender pronouns and our own stories of transitioning ... In “Gender Revolution,” model Hari Nef states, “let’s just live in a gender chill world.”.

Look: Laguna hot spring resort has a gender-friendly contact tracing form

Manila Bulletin 12 Feb 2021
So, it was a pleasant surprise to fill up a “gender-friendly” contact tracing form in this hidden hot spring resort in Brgy. Pansol, Calamba, Laguna ... The mini hot spring pool is a feature in all the cottages ... So, for being very gender-sensitive amid these times of prejudice and bigotry among some, allow us to give a hearty shoutout to RR ... .

DAVIS: Revisiting renaming Forrest Street

Crossville Chronicle 10 Feb 2021
Pinto, said the former Cincinnati Reds baseball team majority owner's "record of racism and bigotry stands at stark odds with our university's core commitment to dignity, equity and inclusion (" ... We are a city of many nationalities, religions and genders.

Trenton's Vaughn blasts Gusciora administration for excluding BLM from anti-hate resolution

The Trentonian 03 Feb 2021
The administration’s three-page sweeping resolution, written with help of the Anti-Defamation League, condemned “the spread of hate, bigotry, and harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual ...

Port: The transgender sports issue is a debate North Dakota needs

The Jamestown Sun 23 Jan 2021
— We segregate athletics by gender ... Gender is now considered a fluid thing by many ... This proposal has resulted in the usual cries of bigotry, etc., etc. I am sympathetic to people who feel their biological gender isn't the right one ... Zooming out from gender a bit, white.

Democrats Eliminate Gendered Language in House of Representatives

Metro USA 05 Jan 2021
Malliotakis’ long history of bigotry includes spreading transphobic bathroom narratives and voting against same-sex marriage and the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which added gender identity and expression as protected classes in the state’s human rights and hate crimes laws.

Spare us Frankie Boyle’s lecture on offensive comedy

The Spectator 30 Dec 2020
Frankie Boyle is complaining about offensive comedy ... ‘I don’t think that’s a lot to ask.’ In his 2018 stand-up special, Humanity, Gervais ripped into the idea of gender self-identification, with an extended riff on him ‘identifying’ as a chimp and the bigotry of those who dare question it ... (In 2015, Jenner was involved in a fatal car crash.) ... Har har.

STREAMING REVIEWS: On Broadway, LGBTQI issues, and culinary adventures

Manila Bulletin 13 Dec 2020
The songs all sound too packaged to please (and too similar to each other), the narrative about gender tolerance plods along ... Uncle Frank (Amazon Prime) – Here’s a Green Room kind of story that centers on bigotry on gender issues, just as much as it has to do with racism.