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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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Speaking to parliament Wednesday, Tamuki Nemoto defended of the gendered footwear practice, which women throughout the country have been campaigning to change. Amy Gunia, Time, "High Heels at Work Are 'Necessary,' Says Japan's Labor Minister," 6 June 2019 Sansa is much too smart—and has survived far too much—to succumb to such a childish, gendered trope. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Rivalry Between Sansa & Daenerys Is Gendered and Regressive," 16 Apr. 2019 Their runway shows have freed up tired notions of gendered fashion and made the case that boys can borrow from the girls—or vice versa—and look completely fabulous while doing it. Vogue, "Why So Many Male Celebs Are Embracing the Pretty Lace Top," 5 Apr. 2019 These gendered expectations are intimately tied to the wage gap. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Why Prince Harry Should Take an Extended Paternity Leave," 5 Apr. 2019 In recent years fourth-wave feminists have politicized a color that has become gendered over time. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Fall’s 50 Shades . . . of Pink," 27 Mar. 2019 Los Angeles designers including 69, Smock and Olderbrother make flowy, loosefitting clothing that does not check any gendered boxes, a welcome option for the increasing number of people who don’t either. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Who Needs Gender? Why Men and Women Are Dressing Identically," 21 Feb. 2019 Seeing only women in the kitchen gave Ms. Helou the impression that cooking was a gendered trap, a notion that clashed with her burgeoning politics. New York Times, "The Vast World of Islam, in 300 Recipes," 5 June 2018 Similarly, several experts that spoke to Teen Vogue expressed frustration about the lack of attention paid to climate change's gendered implications. Mélissa Godin, Teen Vogue, "Climate Change Is Creating a New Atmosphere of Gender Inequality for Women in Malawi," 20 Dec. 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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