gen·​dered | \ˈjen-dərd \

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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As Lewis writes: These influencers are adopting identity signals affiliated with previous countercultures, but the actual content of their arguments seeks to reinforce dominant cultural racial and gendered hierarchies. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The rise of YouTube’s reactionary right," 24 Sep. 2018 Humble Hearts clarified to me that the studio sees its avatar as female, internally, but some cut features mean they are never identified with gendered pronouns in-game. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Never Stop Sneakin’ is a brilliant send-up of ’90s stealth games," 12 July 2018 Canadian senator Frances Lankin told the Guardian that this has been in the works for over three decades — the House of Commons has already seen 12 different bills introduced to change the gendered language of the English version of the song. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Canada’s National Anthem Is Officially Becoming Gender Neutral," 1 Feb. 2018 If the show is purposefully trying to explore how Ruth keeps falling into gendered traps, there’s value to that story—especially if its gentle rendering indicates how insidious these complexes can be. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, "Marc Maron Is Great in GLOW, and Maybe That’s a Problem," 29 June 2018 Plaza insisted that Lenny's original, somewhat gendered dialogue—smarmy, crass, with a barstool intellectual's love of old-timey vocab—be kept in tact. Nojan Aminosharei, Marie Claire, "Aubrey Plaza Was Never April Ludgate," 13 June 2018 But sometimes broader society, and its gendered expectations, prevents that. Tre'vell Anderson,, "The real-life lessons to be learned from 'A Kid Like Jake'," 6 June 2018 And the internet had feelings about this particular gendered innovation. Raisa Bruner, Time, "The Internet Thinks 'Lady-Friendly' Doritos Are in Pretty Bad Taste," 5 Feb. 2018 Since then, he's introduced 12 bills to strip the text of its gendered language. Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, "Canada’s national anthem is now gender neutral," 1 Feb. 2018

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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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