American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or making gender-based distinctions: gendered behavior in children; gendered assumptions about the law's fairness.
“She walks us thru how ignoring or being ignorant of trans-issues keeps us focused on the false binary of boy-girl, masculine-feminine and thus keeping all of us in gendered boxes.”
“October 6, 2008 at 8: 05 pm thanks for this. being cis-gendered is one of the privileges i constantly have to check on myself. this seems like such a simple solution to a wide-spread issue that i just find it astounding how many people get worked up about it. do you think they ever stop to realize that their home toilets are unisex?”
“The father draft exposed a chink in gendered assumptions about wartime obligation.”
“When one defines oneself as a man, rather than as a person who performs certain gendered behaviors, then any break in those behaviors, any chink in the armor, any deviance out of the norm threatens his whole being.”
“Among the changes in gendered behaviors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a growing acceptance of women's participation in athletics and physical culture and a gradual re-thinking of the meanings attached to the female body.”
“Nonetheless, it is evident that certain gendered assumptions underwrote many board policies, and the boards had broad powers in terms of hiring, setting teachers 'salaries, and the overall management of schools.”
“The only Android phone I’ve seen that strikes me as particularly gendered is the ugly black box Droid, which is also the most highly advertised model of that OS.”
“I think the ’something’ missing or unsatisfied is deeper than gender roles per se, and that characters just happen to express it in gendered terms out of convenience and incidental overlap b/w feeling ‘emasculation’ and feeling general loss of control over one’s life as a human being.”
“Rarely do they recall the gendered dimension of an election involving the first woman in the nation's history to have a shot at the presidency.”
“Those who have moved into what modern feminists call "gendered" activities are reminded every day but Sunday that they are outliers in another gender's profession.”
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