gender identity

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gender identity

n.
An individual's self-identification as being male, female, neither gender, or a blend of both genders.
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Noun1.gender identity - your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
identity, personal identity, individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
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In the final analysis, however, Cindy believes that one is born with a core gender identity that cannot be altered by society.
Alternatively, even if transsexuals and nontranssexuals experience their core gender identity in similar ways, outward manifestations of gender may be more important for transsexuals than they are for nontranssexuals.
Society misreads transpeople for men or women respectively because their outer body does not match their core gender identity. Transsexuality has thus been theorised as an inverted manifestation of Cartesian Dualism.