The 32 genders according to Tinder

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  1. Richard Channing

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    Tinder, in a bid not to exclude anyone, has added an extra 30 gender options to it's original male or female format. You can read more about it here, http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/artic...s-new-transgender-and-gender-identity-options

    But I specifically wanted to focus on the new list of genders:

    • Agender
    • Androgyne
    • Androgynous
    • Bigender
    • Female to Male
    • FTM
    • Gender Fluid
    • Gender Nonconforming
    • Gender Questioning
    • Gender Variant
    • Genderqueer
    • Male to Female
    • MTF
    • Neither
    • Neutrois
    • Non-binary
    • Other
    • Pangender
    • Trans
    • Trans Man
    • Trans Person
    • Trans Woman
    • Transfeminine
    • Transgender
    • Transgender Female
    • Transgender Male
    • Transgender Man
    • Transgender Person
    • Transgender Woman
    • Transmasculine
    • Transsexual
    • Transsexual Female
    • Transsexual Male
    • Transsexual Man
    • Transsexual Person
    • Transsexual Woman
    • Two-Spirit

    So, I get more or less what a lot of these probably mean but some of them are totally new to me. I deliberately haven't googled them because it's more fun to try and figure them out.
    I understand not wanting anyone to feel left out but I would never have imagined they could come up with a total of 32 gender options! Maybe I'm just behind the times. Anyway, a few questions:



    Do you think there is a need for so many labels? Is it liberating that more people finally have a label they can identify with, or this just about creating more boxes to put people in?

    Perhaps you think the list is not exhaustive enough and your own gender hasn't been represented!? Maybe you have your own label for yourself which is a better fit than any of these?

    Can you only be one of these? Could I be Two-Spirit Non-Binary Neutrois and not even know it??

    Is this political correctness gone mad in an attempt not to offend anyone, or this list simply a fitting reflection of the world we live in?



    Also, I used think LGBT must pretty much cover everyone, but it seems I'm behind the times with that one too. Apparently now it's LGBTQQIAAP.




    Just being gay feels really boring now. :(

    :D
     
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  2. Ome

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    Thanks but what I've just read in your post was enough to knock me down.



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    My head hurts just thinking about it.
     
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    This may be stating the obvious, but where is cisgender?
     
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    PC madness pretty much sums it up. Every special snowflake trying to make themselves even more special, even more snowflake-y. But I don't think all of this compartmentalizing is hurting anyone, per se. It's just yet another way for people to willingly separate (segregate?) themselves from the public at large, another "hyphenated" existence.
     
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    My guess is that it was already on their list. They say this list is "recently added" to the original, which may not have been just M/F.
     
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    I'd thought that too, but the article said

    It could be assumed that someone ticking either of those two is cisgender, but then the whole point of the additions is so that people don't make any kind of assumptions. It seems a little odd to have all these gender identities without recognising the most common one.
     
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    How bizarre...?? :confused:
     
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    Are all them needed? I think not. But as stated above, adding more categories can't hurt. Especially on places like Tinder. There it might be good with plenty enough options.

    I have no idea what some of they mean though.

    But lets guess!

    My guesses:

    Agender - is it a-gender or age-gender? I am guessing a-gender. And like in "asocial", I guess it means that one is anti-gender somehow. Not identifying with any gender?

    Androgyne - feeling like you are of both genders.

    Androgynous - is that a less strong version of androgyne? Like having qualities that are classically thought of as female & male?

    Bigender - hmmm? Sounds like it's the same as androgyn. Actually, it sounds stronger than androgynity.

    Female to Male - having been 'female' but now growing to identify more to being 'male', but only in qualities & behavior?

    FTM - just short for Female to Male?

    Gender Fluid - sounds like you don't really know what you are, that you flow from one to another and back. But that you're ok with flowing around.

    Gender Nonconforming - not behaving/feeling home in any set category?

    Gender Questioning - wondering what gender you belong to?

    Gender Variant - being a variant of a gender, slightly different from classic characteristics from a set category?

    Genderqueer - like above, but with both genders?

    Male to Female - like Female to Male but opposite?

    MTF - short for Male to Female?

    Neither - not female, not male, but no other specifics?

    Neutrois - sounds like the word 'neutral', so is it having no opinion of what gender you have?

    Non-binary - Not binding? Sounds like you think you are one thing but isn't 100% sure and therefore will not commit to one category.

    Other - a gender option that isn't mentioned on this list

    Pangender - i'm thinking Panamerica. All parts of the continent. So I guess you identify with all genders?

    Trans - top-category of all transpeople? People who identify with the gender opposite of your sex. Man that feels feminine or woman who feels masculine.

    Trans Man - sub-category of Trans. A man that is trans.

    Trans Person - another sub-category. A person that doesn't identify as female/male, just person?

    Trans Woman - A woman that is trans.

    Transfeminine - hmmmm? Sounds like trans woman. What can the difference be?

    Transgender - feeling like you were born in the wrong body.

    Then comes all of the below trans categories!!! We must have women feeling they should have been born a man and vice versa. Transgender person ought to mean that you wouldn't claim you were/are either male/female/man/woman but still feel you were born in the wrong body?

    Transgender Female
    Transgender Male
    Transgender Man
    Transgender Person
    Transgender Woman
    Transmasculine

    Transsexual - a stronger version of transgender? I assume this is where you do sex changes. That you feel so out of touch with your body that you must change it.

    Then comes the sub-categories. Born as man, but changing to woman and vice versa. But what is the difference between Transsexual Woman & Transsexual Female?! Is it just the connotation of what one of the words mean that the other doesn't?

    Transsexual Female
    Transsexual Male
    Transsexual Man
    Transsexual Person
    Transsexual Woman

    Two-Spirit - your spirit has two sides? Gotta be more than that though, right? Sounds almost like some religious thing.
     
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    I think "two spirit" is the term Native Americans historically gave to their gay and lesbian tribe members.
     
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    Ok, that makes sense. The spirit word, I mean.
     
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    This thread makes me feel kinda violent. 30+ ways of saying dude in makeup or girl in mans clothing?

    I'm gendergalaxycaramelandapacketofpickledonionmonstermunch and I feel excluded that I am not on that list!
     
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    Hi Alexis. I'm so sorry you feel that way. I feel partially responsible as it was me who started the thread. I know it can't be easy being gendergalaxycaramelandapacketofpickledonionmonstermunch. I have a friend who is also gendergalaxycaramelandapacketofpickledonionmonstermunch and he/she has really struggled with it for years.
    I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone and that you are a valued member of the LGBTQQIAAP community, m'kay?
     
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    It's not your fault @Richard Channing I know you were only doing your bit to highlight the myriad rainbow spectrum of poly-ombre gender that this world clearly has. We just need to know more, only yesterday I befriended a Genderquestioningmylittleponypolytrisexual and I didn't even know that existed until a co-worker told me I should sign up to Tinder. Anyways she's really nice I think I like him.
     
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    I don't know about you, but all these micro-aggressions inflicted on me regarding my gender-question-mark-semi-colon-asterisk-pan-femi-male-communal-hyper-hypocritical-obsessive-compulsive-LGBTQWERTY-friendly existence has forced me to retreat to my safe space to play with crayons and play-doh for a few days.
     
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    Just when I was beginning to embrace my Gendergalaxycaramelandapacketofpickledonionmonstermunch I have now started to question my gender again! Though I don't think I'm actually Genderquestioning. I think I might just be Genderbipolar.
     
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