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Gender neutrality (adjective form: gender-neutral), also known as gender-neutralism or the gender neutrality movement, describes the idea that policies, language, and other social institutions should avoid distinguishing roles according to people's sex or gender, in order to avoid discrimination arising from the impression that there are social roles for which one gender is more suited than another. [1]

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Advocacy group

Advocacy groups (also known as pressure groups, lobby groups, campaign groups, interest groups, or special interest groups) use various forms of advocacy in order to influence public opinion and/or policy.

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Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke (28 October 1935 – 24 July 1990) was an English television and film director, producer and writer.

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Androgyny is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics.

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Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal that covers occupational therapy.

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Bob Graham

Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician and author.

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Bon Appétit Management Company

The Bon Appétit Management Company is a Palo Alto, California-based on-site restaurant company, that provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.

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Children's literature criticism

The term children's literature criticism includes both generalist discussions of the relationship between children's literature and literary theory and literary analyses of a specific works of children's literature.

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College English

College English is an official publication of the American National Council of Teachers of English and is aimed at college-level teachers and scholars of English.

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Color blindness (race)

Color blindness, in sociology, is a concept describing the ideal of a society where racial classifications do not limit a person's opportunities, as well as the kind of deliberately race-neutral governmental policies said to promote the goal of racial equality.

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David Reimer

David Peter Reimer (1965–2004) was a Canadian man born male but reassigned as a girl and raised female following medical advice and intervention after his penis was accidentally destroyed during a botched circumcision in infancy.

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In United States usage, the word dormitory means a building primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students.

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Emily Hughes

Emily Anne Hughes (born January 26, 1989) is an American former figure skater.

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Epicenity is the lack of gender distinction, often specifically the loss of masculinity.

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Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes.

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Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity.

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Gender & Society

Gender & Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research in the field of gender studies.

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Gender binary

The gender binary, also referred to as gender binarism (sometimes shortened to just binarism), is the classification of sex and gender into two distinct, opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine.

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Gender equality

Gender equality, also known as sexual equality, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender.

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Gender marking in job titles

One of the chief issues with which the movement for gender-neutral language has been concerned is that of gender (sex) specificity in job titles.

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Gender role

A gender role, also known as a sex role, is a social role encompassing a range of behaviors and attitudes that are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for people based on their actual or perceived sex or sexuality.

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Gender Trouble

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990; second edition 1999) is a book by the philosopher Judith Butler, in which the author argues that gender is a kind of improvised performance.

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Gender typing

Gender typing is the process by which a child becomes aware of their gender and thus behaves accordingly by adopting values and attributes of members of the sex that they identify as their own.

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A gender-blind (or unisex) person is someone who adheres to not distinguishing people by gender.

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Genderless language

A genderless language is a natural or constructed language that has no distinctions of grammatical gender—that is, no categories requiring morphological agreement between nouns and associated pronouns, adjectives, articles, or verbs.

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Genderqueer, also known as non-binary, is a catch-all category for gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminineidentities which are outside the gender binary and cisnormativity.

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George Dvorsky

George P. Dvorsky (born May 11, 1970) is a Canadian bioethicist, transhumanist and futurist.

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Grammatical gender

In linguistics, grammatical gender is a specific form of noun class system in which the division of noun classes forms an agreement system with another aspect of the language, such as adjectives, articles, pronouns, or verbs.

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A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a left-wing political movement) is one which uses the people in a given district, region, or community as the basis for a political or economic movement.

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Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back former students and members and celebrating an organization's existence.

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Ingenta plc

Ingenta plc is a UK-based international provider of content services for the publishing industry.

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Institutions are "stable, valued, recurring patterns of behavior".

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Intersex people are born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies".

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Jacques Lacan

Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud".

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Jerry Brown

Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician, author and lawyer serving as the 39th and current Governor of California since 2011, previously holding the position from 1975 to 1983, making him the state's longest-serving Governor.

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Judith Butler

Judith Butler FBA (born February 24, 1956) is an American philosopher and gender theorist whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics and the fields of third-wave feminist, queer and literary theory.

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Julie Flett

Julie Flett is a Cree-Metis Canadian author and illustrator.

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Kathryn White

Kathryn White is a British children's book author based in Bristol.

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La Salle University

La Salle University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Ladybird Books

Ladybird Books is a London-based publishing company, trading as a stand-alone imprint within the Penguin Group of companies.

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Let Books Be Books

Let Books Be Books was founded in March 2014 as a campaign to persuade publishers of children’s books to stop labelling and promoting books as 'for boys' or 'for girls'.

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Let Toys Be Toys

Let Toys Be Toys is a campaign designed to persuade retailers to stop categorising toys by gender.

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Linguistic prescription

Linguistic prescription, or prescriptive grammar, is the attempt to lay down rules defining correct use of language.

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Masculism or masculinism may variously refer to advocacy of the rights or needs of men and boys; and the adherence to or promotion of attributes (opinions, values, attitudes, habits) regarded as typical of men and boys.

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Michael O'Mara Books

Michael O'Mara Books is a small, family-run, privately owned publishing house in the United Kingdom.

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Mirror stage

The mirror stage (stade du miroir) is a concept in the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan.

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National Council of Teachers of English

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is a United States professional organization dedicated to "improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

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Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt (born in London, 1962) is a British illustrator and author of children's books, and was chosen to be the Official Illustrator for World Book Day 2006.

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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.

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Pansexuality, or omnisexuality, is the sexual, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity.

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Parragon Books Ltd, a United Kingdom publishing company, was formed in 1988 by friends Guy Parr and Paul Anderson.

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Physical education

Physical education, also known as Phys Ed., PE, gym, or gym class, and known in many Commonwealth countries as physical training or PT, is an educational course related of maintaining the human body through physical exercises (i.e. calisthenics).

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Pinkstinks is a campaign founded in London in May 2008 by twin sisters Emma Moore and Abi Moore (born 1971, London) to raise awareness of what they claim is damage caused by gender stereotyping of children.

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Postgenderism is a social, political and cultural movement which arose from the eroding of the cultural, biological, psychological and social role of gender, and an argument for why the erosion of binary gender will be liberatory.

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In the United States, a promenade dance, most commonly called a prom, is a semi-formal (black tie) dance or gathering of high school students.

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In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun (abbreviated) is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase.

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Public toilet

A public toilet is a room or small building with one or more toilets (or urinals) available for use by the general public, or by customers or employees of a business.

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Regina Graycar

Regina Graycar is an Australian lawyer and academic.

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Richard Van Camp

Richard Van Camp (born 8 September 1971) is a Tłı̨chǫ writer from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

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SAGE Publications

SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.

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Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex. Sexual reproduction involves the combining and mixing of genetic traits: specialized cells known as gametes combine to form offspring that inherit traits from each parent.

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Sex differences in humans

Sex differences in humans have been studied in a variety of fields.

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Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a form of reproduction where two morphologically distinct types of specialized reproductive cells called gametes fuse together, involving a female's large ovum (or egg) and a male's smaller sperm.

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Singular they

Singular they is the use in English of the pronoun they or its inflected or derivative forms, them, their, theirs, and themselves (or themself), as an epicene (gender-neutral) singular pronoun.

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Social construction of gender

The social construction of gender is a belief in feminism and sociology about the operation of gender and gender differences in societies.

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Social stratification

Social stratification is a kind of social differentiation whereby a society groups people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power (social and political).

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Société Bic

Société BIC S.A., commonly referred to simply as BIC and stylized as BiC, is a corporation based in Clichy, France best known for making ballpoint pens.

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In social psychology, a stereotype is an over-generalized belief about a particular category of people.

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Sterilization (medicine)

Sterilization (also spelled sterilisation) is any of a number of medical techniques that intentionally leaves a person unable to reproduce.

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Target market

A target market is a group of customers within a business's serviceable available market that the business has decided to aim its marketing efforts towards.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Third gender

Third gender or third sex is a concept in which individuals are categorized, either by themselves or by society, as neither man nor woman.

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Third-person pronoun

A third-person pronoun is a pronoun that refers to an entity other than the speaker or listener.

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Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.

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Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology.

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Undoing Gender

Undoing Gender is a 2004 book by the philosopher Judith Butler.

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Unisex refers to things that are not gender-specific, being suitable for any gender.

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Unisex public toilet

Unisex public toilets (also called gender-inclusive, gender-neutral or all-gender toilets) are public toilets that are not separated by gender.

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University of California, Riverside

The University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside), is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.

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Usborne Publishing

Usborne Publishing, often called Usborne Books, is a United Kingdom-based publisher of children's literature.

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Vida: Women in Literary Arts

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts is a non-profit feminist organization, based in the United States, committed to creating transparency around the lack of gender parity in the literary landscape and to amplifying historically-marginalized voices, including people of color; writers with disabilities; and queer, trans and gender nonconforming individuals.

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