The problem of gender identity, that is, whether a person senses internally to be male, female, or another gender has reached a point in our society where the government has been forced to create a dictionary to identify words associated with gender identity. Here are some examples:
Binary gender: The socially constructed concept that there are only two genders: male and female.
Cisgender (or non-transgender): Non-transgender individuals who are comfortable in the gender they were assigned at birth.
FTM, or female-to-male: An individual who was assigned female at birth but who may now identify as male or who may have taken medical, legal, or social steps to present in more masculine ways.
MTF, or male-to-female: An individual who was assigned male at birth but who may now identify as female or who may have taken medical, legal, or social steps to present in more feminine ways.
Gender expression: How…
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