What is Gender?2:42 with Michelle Zohlman
Let’s review some of the many gender identities.
It's important for us to have a common definition so 0:00 we're on the same page, language matters. 0:03 Gender is how someone identifies, it is fluid. 0:07 This means that gender isn't restricted to the gender binary which is male and 0:11 female. 0:16 There are many genders it's all in how the person identifies and that's up to them. 0:16 Gender is different from sexuality, which we will discuss later on in the seminar. 0:22 Let's review some of the many gender identities. 0:29 Cisgender also known as cis is someone whose identity matches with 0:32 their biological sex. 0:37 For instance, I identify as a cisgender female. 0:39 When we talk about male and female, we're talking about sex. 0:44 Sex is biological and assigned at birth. 0:48 Sex can also include intersex. 0:51 Intersex is when a person is born with reproductive or 0:54 sexual anatomy that doesn't fit the boxes of male or female. 0:58 Someone who identifies as transgender means that their personal identity and 1:02 gender do not correspond with their birth sex. 1:09 I wanna point out that someone who is trans may not have had 1:12 transition surgery or want any. 1:17 They may have had some surgery and hormone replacement or 1:19 they may have fully transitioned. 1:24 Someone who identifies as genderqueer is someone who does not subscribe 1:26 to gender distinctions, but identifies with neither both or 1:31 a combination of male and female genders. 1:35 Whereas someone who is gender fluid identifies as not having a fixed gender. 1:38 Non-binary is an umbrella term for 1:44 someone whose identity is neither entirely male or entirely female. 1:47 Gender non-conforming, or gender variance, is a gender expression by 1:53 someone who doesn't match masculine or feminine gender norms. 1:57 Two-spirit is a gender identity I recently learned. 2:02 Two-spirit refers to someone who identifies as having both a masculine and 2:05 a feminine spirit and is used by some indigenous people to 2:11 describe their sexual, gender, and spiritual identity. 2:15 There are many genders, this list is not all inclusive. 2:19 This isn't meant to make you feel like you need to memorize every single one. 2:23 It is to remind you to be mindful of each person's gender identity, 2:27 because everyone is different, so do not assume. 2:32 Check out our teachers notes after the video to learn more about genders and 2:36 definitions 2:41
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