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Gender-Expression

Category: gender
Last updated 2015-05-12 05:16:37

A term which refers to the ways in which we each manifest masculinity or femininity. It is usually an extension of our 'gender identity,' our innate sense of being male, female, etc. Each of us expresses a particular gender every day - by the way we style our hair, select our clothing, or even the way we stand. Our appearance, speech, behavior, movement, and other factors signal that we feel - and wish to be understood - as masculine or feminine, or as a man or a woman.

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