If I could only define the gender-neutral as the ones that are not defined by their gender, I’d be fine.
Gender is a social construct, something that doesn’t fit neatly into biological categories. The best way to describe gender is to say that it’s a feeling, a feeling that can be either male or female. When it comes to terms like “male” and “female”, gender is much more a matter of what a person feels, rather than what they are.
The gender-neutral idea is basically a way to describe a person’s gender without having to define it. When someone says theyre “gender-neutral,” it means they can be either male or female, but theyre not. Most of the examples we have of people labeled “gender-neutral” are actually people who are defined by their gender.
Gender-neutral is a term that is so frequently thrown about by women that it’s starting to become a catch-all term for people who don’t fit neatly into either the “feminine” or “masculine” categories. It’s a term that can be used to describe both genders without having to explain them.
The thing is, the concept of gender-neutral is not really a concept that applies to everyone. There are some people who simply dont fit into the categories of “feminine” or “masculine” in a strict sense. For example, I’m not sure I fit into the category of “feminine” but I’m also not sure I fit into the category of “masculine”, so I might be labeled as gender-neutral.
No gender-neutral, gender-confused, gender-invalid, gender-incompatible, or gender-inappropriate. And if you are unsure if your gender is one of these, you can ask a gender-diverse person if they have any similar gender labels to describe the way you feel.
Gender-confused: People who don’t fit into many of the expectations of the gender binary. They don’t fit into “masculine” because they aren’t masculine or feminine. They aren’t “cis” or “queer” either. They are just people. Gender-incompatible: People who are not in the gender binary, but feel like they are.
Genderconfused people can be easily confused with gender-confused people who are not genderconfused, because as soon as you start describing your own feeling as a gender-confused person, you’re instantly labeled as a gender-confused person. A gender-confused person might not be confused as a genderconfused person, but you are. Genderconfused people who are confused about the gender binary are labeled as genderconfused, but you are not.
Genderconfused people are self-conscious about who they are, and sometimes feel like they are trying to be someone other than themselves. This is in contrast to gender-confused people who dont identify with any particular gender, and feel like they are not confused about the gender binary.
Gender-confused people have a tendency to feel trapped in the gender binary. Gender-confused people often feel like they’re not being true to themselves, and even as adults, they may feel like they’re always being judged, and never feeling like they are true to themselves. The gender-confused person often feels as though he’s stuck in a gender-confused mind.