What is demiagender?

This blog will discuss what demiagender is.

We will also discuss the history and development of the term, gender identity is and the different types of identities present. 

What is demiagender?

Demiagender is a distinct gender identity that describes an individual who identifies particularly as agender as well as other genders partially.

The word demiagender is not to be mistaken with demigender since they do have similar spellings however, the “demi” in both terms are the same and it indicates “half”.

So inherently, demiagender literally means “half-agender” where the indidvdiaul experiences half of agender gender experiences while identifying with other gender experiences for the other half. 

According to this definition, any individual can identify as a demigender regardless of what they were born as, provided that they also experience- at least partially- agender experiences. 

For an indidvdiual who is demiagender, they do fall under the non-binary umbrella and specifically compreises of 50 percent of agender experiences. 

This means they are not fully agender while the other half, they can be whatever other gender they identify as- and it is not just restricted to one. 

So a person can be 50 percent agenda and 40 percent neugender while also being 10 percent pangender, amongst other combination of experiences.

When it comes to variants in terms of demiagender individuals they can experience femininity as would a demigirl would while also identifying as agender. The masculine variant can identify as demiboy while identifying as partially agender as well.

The demiagender also has non-binary variant as deminonbinary and the neutral variant is demineutrois. In both cases they will also have to identify partially as agender to identify as demiagender. 

What is the history of the term “demiagender ”?

Demiagender as a term and concept was first introduced or mentioned in 2016 The Asexual Network.

Then in the same year the flag was designed by DeviantArt user enbygsrd which presented as a mixed symbol of demigender and agender flag. 

How do you know you are demiagender?

Here are a few signs that could indicate that you are demiagender:

  • You identify as agender as well as some other gender however, your gender identity remains fixed over time. 
  • You do not related to your assigned at birth sex all the time.
  • You might feel more male while other gender some other days. 
  • You might find it uncomfortable to be labelled with your assigned at birth pronouns
  • You find it uncomfortable when someone assumes your gender
  • You express your gender in different ways as opposed to just one gender expression
  • You might expereince gender dysphoria where you feel like your assigned at birth sex does not allign with your gender identitiy.

These are just some of the signs that you might experience if you think you are bigender, however this list is not exhaustive and it is not all-inclusive because the way one experiences their gender is unique and different. 

What is demigender?

When it comes to demiagender, the concept is very similar to that of demigenders, even when it comes to the variants. So what is demigender?

Demigender is a gender identity where the individual has partial connections with different genders. It is a non-binary gender.

When it comes to demigenderes the individual is particularly at least 50 percent one gender while being other gender identities when it comes to the other fifty percent. 

For example, an individual can identify as partially female in the case of demi female and the other half, they identify as some other gender. 

There is also the case of other partial genders such as demifluid, deminonbinary etc which pushes the idea that being a demigender is not reliant on percentage but that there is a partial connection with other different and distinct genders. 

Here are some variations to the demigenders:

Demigirl where the individual identifies partially as a girl with any other gender they might have been born with. It cbe used to identify a girl who was assigned female at birth but does not feel wholly a female or identify wholly as a woman. 

A demiboy, also called demiboy, is someone who identifies partially as a male or a man regardless of what they were assigned at birth.  It can also be used to identify a boy who was assigned male at birth but does not feel wholly a male or identify wholly as a man. 

An individual can also identify as a demifluid where the individual who identifies as such is someone who has a static identity that makes up half their gender and the other half being fluid. 

For example, one half could be a man while the other half can fluctuate between gender queer and man. 

Another variety is the demiflux where Demiflux is a gender identity for an individual who identifies as such is someone who has a static identity that makes up half their gender and the other half being fluid. However, they experience these identities in differing intensity. 

How do you know you are demigender?

Here are a few signs that could indicate that you are demigender:

  • You do not related to your assigned at birth sex all the time.
  • You might feel more male while other gender some other days. 
  • You might find it uncomfortable to be labelled with your assigned at birth pronouns
  • You find it uncomfortable when someone assumes your gender
  • You express your gender in different ways as opposed to just one gender expression
  • You might expereince gender dysphoria where you feel like your assigned at birth sex does not allign with your gender identitiy.

These are just some of the signs that you might experience if you think you are bigender, however this list is not exhaustive and it is not all-inclusive because the way one experiences their gender is unique and different. 

What is gender identity?

Gender identity refers to the terms that distinguish a person’s gender. It is what the individual who experiences their unique gender uses to identify their gender. 

Gender, as we all know is no longer considered the same as sex. It is now understood that it is inherently different and these two distinct concepts can be different in an individual.

This means that they need not align. A person can have the male anatomy while identifying as someone who has no gender that they identity with- and in this case, they will most probably identity as agender, 

While the genetic factors or biological factors define a person’s sex, gender is a social construct whcih means that is is not written in stone and that a person can have a gender identity only they can determine. 

Gender identity is a personal experience, and it cannot be determined by someone or something else outside of the person. 

Another important thing that we must understand is that gender is not limited to binary genders, this means that it is not only restricted to being a man or a woman. 

Gender is more than just binary categories and an individual can have more than one gender or identify with no gender at all. 

According to The Trevor Project gender consists of the following concepts:

  • The gender identity, which is what the person experiences and identities as in terms of their gender. 
  • Gender expression which consists of how an individual expresses themselves to themselves and to other people. A person might express themslwves as either in a masculine way or in a non-binary way. 

This will include aspects such as mannerisms, clothing styles, names, and pronoun choices, and basic conduct with respect to their gender. 

What are the different types of gender identity?

Here is a brief list of some of the more commonly known gender identities:

  • Agender where the individual does not identify as either female or male and also, possibly, not identify with any gender at all.
  • Androgyne is a term where individuals identify as both female and male.
  • Bigender where indidvdiuals identify as bigender, you identify with two genders.
  • Cisgender where the indidviausl identies with the sex they are born with, that means their gender identity and sex allign. 
  • Gender expansive where the individual does not fit their cultural standardised definitions of gender and their gender broadens the cultural expectations or limitations placed  by society on their gender. 
  • Gender fluid is a term where the individual can express themselves either outside, within, or between their societal gender expectations. 
  • Gender outlaw where individuals who identify as gender outlaw, refuse to let society define your gender.
  • Genderqueer where their gender identity is not aligned with the societal expectations (or “norms”) that are placed on your assigned sex.
  • Non-binary where the indidvaiusl does not identity with either male or female but they identify their gender as something other than these two binary genders. 
  • Omnigender where individuals identify and experience all genders.
  • Polygender/pangender where individuals identify as having parts of or experience more than one gender.
  • Transgender/trans where indidvdiuals are born with a sex that is not what they identify with. Another term that is used for this cohort of indidvdiuals is non-binary or gender nonconforming.
  • Novigender is a gender identity that is used by individuals who do not feel like their  gender can be described using existing categories due to its complexity.
  • Librafluid refers to a gender identity where the individual is mostly agender but also has a strong connection to other genders. 
  • Aliagender is a gender identity that describes a gender experience that is separate, different, and distinct from the experience of any other existing gender identities or constructs. 
  • Aporagender  is a gender identity that describes a gender experience that is separate, different, and distinct from the experience of any other existing gender identities or constructs. 

This list is not exhaustive and there are plenty more gender identities that are being identified and realised as individuals learn more about themselves and express their gender realities on their own terms. Gender identity is something that can be constantly evolving. None of the following terms are all-inclusive or finite.  

Conclusion

This blog discussed what aporagender is.

We also discussed the history and development of the term, gender identity is and the different types of identities present. 

What is agender?

It is a gender identity where individuals idenitfy themselves as being genderless or not having a gender. 

What are the pronouns for agender?

Agender people often use the They/Them pronoun set. 

What is demigender?

Demigender is a gender identity where the individual has partial connections with different genders. It is a non-binary gender.

When it comes to demigenderes the individual is partially one gender while being other gender identities when it comes to the other half of whatever percent. 

References

Demiagender. Gender Wiki. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://gender.fandom.com/wiki/Demiagender

Demiagender. LGBTQA wiki. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://lgbta.fandom.com/wiki/Demiagender

Zambon, V. What are some different types of gender identity? MedicalNewstoday. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/types-of-gender-identity#types-of-gender-identity

O’Neill.R. The Different Types of Gender Identity. TalkSpace. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://www.talkspace.com/blog/different-gender-identities/

Demigender. Non-Binary Wiki. Retrieved on 4th February 2022, https://nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Demigender

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