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- adj. Having two genders simultaneously, e.g. both male and female.
- adj. Having a tendency to move between feminine and masculine gender-typed behaviour depending on context.
In the same way, the male-universal gender (“he who puts out fires” referring to anyone) has been all but extinguished from polite modern English, in favor of statements in the human-neuter (“one who puts out fires”) or the human-bigender reference (“he or she who puts out thefire”).
Worse, there are degrees, so both degrees of bigender and bisexuality exist, as do people not particularly enamoured with either M or F pattern bodies.
These historical circumstances led to four areas of tension: monosexism versus bisexism, gender accommodationism versus gender ambiguity, open homosexual identity versus passing as heterosexual, and a gender divide versus bigender intermingling.
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