from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or making gender-based distinctions: gendered behavior in children; gendered assumptions about the law's fairness.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gender.
  • adj. Having grammatical gender.
  • adj. Pertaining to gender or having attributes due to gender.
  • adj. Divided by gender.
  • adj. engendered


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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • The father draft exposed a chink in gendered assumptions about wartime obligation.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. News


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