gen·​dered | \ ˈjen-dərd How to pronounce gendered (audio) \

Definition of gendered

: reflecting the experience, prejudices, or orientations of one sex more than the other gendered language also : reflecting or involving gender differences or stereotypical gender roles

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Recent Examples on the Web The gendered nature of Bowlby's initial studies is obvious. Vicky Spratt,, 6 June 2022 Matrix also suggested a solution for the most gendered room of the house: the kitchen. Divya Subramanian, The Atlantic, 2 May 2022 This critique was easily incorporated into the varieties of critical theory that proliferated in the United States from the Eighties onward, and were used to attack the racial and gendered power structures of the time. Francis Fukuyama, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 The post-Civil War food system was built upon racial and gendered segregation laws that allowed for the economic marginalization of Black farmers and Black domestic workers. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2022 An interaction with French police is the closest the film gets to expressly dealing with race, and yet something about this scene feels less intimate than the exploration of gendered expectations in Rose’s segment of the story. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 Intellectual, political, religious, domestic, gendered, grammatical, educational. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 And the answer to that question matters, because the reality is that abuse is very much a gendered issue: Women face much higher rates of intimate partner violence and are much more likely to be injured or killed by an intimate partner. Jill Filipovic, CNN, 17 May 2022 In February, the Times removed seven then-upcoming Wordle solutions (and 25 options for valid guesses) from the game's rotation, mostly to remove gendered or racial slurs from consideration. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gendered

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gendered

gender entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Gendered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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