Sex and Gender Binary

An ideological framework which claims that there are only two possible sexes (male/female) and gender identities (man/woman), and that they are opposite, distinct and uniform categories. It also claims that gender corresponds to biological sex. This is often asserted through a simplified representation of anatomy, sex and gender. The binary system is restrictive and oppressive to many people who identify as a gender that does not correspond in the conventional way to their sex assigned at birth.

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