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    The Binary Genders (also Exorgender) is the concept of dividing gender into two "primary" categories and is used in most modern cultures.[1] The opposite of binary is non-binary or abinary, which are umbrella terms including any genders that are not included in a binary gender system. Binary gendered individuals can be cisgender or transgender.

    Gender Arities

    Main article: Gender Arity

    In most modern cultures, the gender binary has two genders: female (fiaspec/wifgender) and male (miaspec/wergender). However, not every culture or society shares this system. Some cultures may have more than two gender categories, such as certain Native American cultures. These are sometimes referred to as third genders.

    Gender Binary in Popular Culture

    Currently the gender binary is used to describe the misconception that men and women are the only two possible genders and that they can be assigned based on genitalia. This system often also typically enforces a masculine gender expression for men and feminine gender expression for women. This is often a result of colonization causing the suppression of gender non-conforming, transgender, and non-binary, individuals as well as individuals with cultural gender binary identities.[2] This system also tends to favor cisgender men.


    1. Keating, A. (2002). Gender (C. Summers, Ed.). Glbtq. https://web.archive.org/web/20150702154320/http://www.glbtq.com/literature/gender.html
    2. Chang, C. (2021, December 16). Colonization of gender: From tradition to modern day. Scot Scoop News. https://scotscoop.com/colonization-of-gender-from-tradition-to-modern-day/
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