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Genderfae (A Complete Guide)

This article will explain what the term genderfae means and how it is different to other gender related terms. The article will also comment on the differences between sex and gender. Furthermore, the term demigirl will be discussed in relation to genderfae.

Genderfae – What Does It Mean?

Genderfae is a term that refers to a lack of state where a person can have a fluid gender but never feel masculine; this means that they do not stick to one gender and it can change over time but also that they do not encompass the feeling of masculinity. Furthermore, the term gendefae does not imply that the person must feel like a woman but they can associate with any other gender that they feel like.

The state of being genderfae refers to a non constant state of gender hence it comes under gender fluidity which means your gender changes over time; thus you are genderfluid and do not identify with one gender for your entire life.

Thus it can be concluded that genderfae is indeed a term that comes under the genderfluid umbrella and does not associate with masculinity at all.

How Is Genderfae Different From A Demigirl?

Genderfae implies that a person does not feel wholly or partially masculine; not at any point in their life do they feel somewhat or fully male. However, when it comes to the term demigirl it is implied that the person may somewhat feel like a woman but can also feel partially or mostly male. It is also possible that a demigirl may feel like a female but also identify with a gender that is neither female or male in nature but comes under the xenogneder umbrella.

Who Is A Demigirl?

A demigirl is a term used to describe someone who identifies with some but not all aspects of femininity; this means they may feel like a woman but not completely like a woman to fully identify as one hence they are termed as a demigirl. There are other terms that are used interchangeably to that of a demigirl such a demiwoman, demilady and demifemale.

Anyone can be a demigirl. In some cases it may be someone who is an AFAB which is a term that stands for ‘Assigned Female At Birth’ and refers to a person who was assigned the gender of a female at birth however may identify somewhat as a man hence they are not someone who is either fully feminine or masculine. It is also possible that someone’s gender may lean towards that of a female more but they also identify as a man or non binary identity; they will also be considered a demigirl.

A person who is assigned as a male at birth and hence known as an AMAB can also be called a demigirl if they strongly or weakly identify to a female gender identity; however this is not such a strong feeling that they fully associate it to this category. 

Important Terms

This section will take a look at important terms that people sometimes confuse!

Xenogender

Xenogender is a term that is used to describe a large number of terms that do not fall under the socially defined term of gender which means either identifying as a male or female – nothing else in between or outside of it. 

Xenogender has no boundaries; it can extend to associate with animals, numbers, plants, foods, insects and so on. A person who has become a xenogender is someone who identifies as non binary which means they refuse to fall into the typical two category definition of gender!

There are no factors such as biology or social constructed terms that rule this concept of gender; it is left to the person’s imagination and how they feel to associate with whatever they want to associate with – be it a plant, animal, insect or even a fruit. 

Transgender

This term literally means to transgress against what society defines as gender which is to be either male or female. A person is considered transgender when they identify with another gender other than the one they were assigned at birth. This can include a number of terms such as demigirl and demiboy. However, not all people who are non binary when it comes to gender may call themselves transgender.

Nonbinary

This refers to any gender that does not fit into the typical categories of gender that society deems valid namely male and female. In this case, someone may identify as the gender they were assigned at birth but not completely; this means they also identify with another gender which may be the male gender or any other gender which may be non binary in nature.

Hence, it can be said that the nature of the difference between the terms of transgender, nonbinary and xenogender is more hierarchical.

Agender

In the spectrum of gender identity, not to mention sexual orientations, there is one called Agender who are those who do not identify themselves as women or men; the definition can also fit between the terms genderqueer, non-binary, neutral, bi-gender or fluid gender depending on the particularity of the case.

These individuals are the sort that do not want to act or behave according to the general norms of society. They feel uncomfortable when there is discrimination on the basis of gender such as bathrooms, lines or even locker rooms in educational institutions.

Genderfluid

This means that a person does not permanently identify with a single gender but may change their gender identity over time.

What Is Gender Fluidity – Is It The Same As ‘Demi’

Gender fluidity refers to the state, or constantly changing state of gender, where a person may stay open to what gender they identify with; this means that they may feel like a woman one day or a man the next or neither – there is simply no restriction on how they feel or identify. They choose to remain fluid in this context of gender and do not want to stick to one gender or identity as most of society does. These people recognize that there feelings change especially with regards to who they are and hence they refuse to not change with their state of mind and body. They simply go with the flow and identify according to how they feel.

The Difference Between Sex & Gender

The difference between sex and gender is that sex refers to the physical and biological characteristics of people that includes their reproductive organs, hormones, chromosomes and so on whereas the term gender is abstract in nature and refers to the socially constructed terms of male and female. Some people argue that gender is inseparable from sex which means your sex determines gender however many people now argue against that. The debate is a hot one!

A person who the male sex is someone who has high levels of tesosterone in their body as well as the male reproductive organs which include the penis and scrotum. However, if they are male by gender then this means that they adopt those norms and values that the society has deemed masculine such as being the breadwinner and protecting or leading the household.

Why Don’t People Identify With Socially Acceptable Terms Of Gender?

The reason why people may identify as a different gender is because that is how they truly are. They may be a man but they actually feel like a woman or they may be a woman but they do not get that entire feminine feeling other women experience. As a society and possibly as a species, we are comfortable with things being in black and white; if we need a response then we need it in either a ‘Yes’ or ‘No – anything in between confuses us. If we want to know who is right we do not want to get into the complexities or accept the fact that both sides in a fight may actually be right especially if they are looking at things from their own angle.

Similarly, if we are assigned a female gender at birth then we expect that this specific person will feel like a woman their entire life. However, keeping in mind how complex this world is, it should not be surprising if someone feels this way and decides to acknowledge it.

Conclusion

This article took a look at the meaning of genderfae and how it is different from other terms such as demigirl, pangender and transgender. Furthermore, the article also discussed the difference between sex and gender and highlighted why people may not idenitfy with being completely male or completely female.

References

https://www.coe.int/en/web/gender-matters/sex-and-gender#:~:text=Sex%20refers%20to%20%E2%80%9Cthe%20different,groups%20of%20women%20and%20men.
https://www.queerundefined.com/search/genderfae

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