How many genders are there?Watch
I'm having a debate with my friend, she is saying that there is more than 2 genders but I disagree. Whats your opinion - and do you agree that it is right to have more than two?
Like others, however, I'd say gender is more along the lines of how you chose to identify/what you feel your actual sex is. Tbh I don't know what most of the terms even mean but I count trans as a gender so I guess there's 3. Don't know what demigender, etc even are.
Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female.
And now also taking a look at a Wikipedia entry on 'Sex and gender distinction':
The distinction between sex and gender differentiates sex (the anatomy of an individual's reproductive system, and secondary sex characteristics) from gender, which can refer to either social roles based on the sex of the person (gender role) or personal identification of one's own gender based on an internal awareness (gender identity). In some circumstances, an individual's assigned sex and gender do not align, and the person may be transgender. In other cases, an individual may have biological sex characteristics that complicate sex assignment, and the person may be intersex. The sex and gender distinction is not universal. In ordinary speech, sex and gender are often used interchangeably. Some dictionaries and academic disciplines give them different definitions while others do not. Some languages, such as German or Finnish, have no separate words for sex and gender, and the distinction has to be made through context. On occasion, using the English word "gender" is appropriate. Among scientists, the term sex differences (as compared to gender differences) is typically applied to sexually dimorphic traits that are hypothesized to be evolved consequences of sexual selection.
How many genders are there?
There are currently two, male and female, but there is an effort by the progressive left to change this to be more inclusive for those who feel that they don't align.
At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter whatsoever, and quite frankly there are greater issues in life than your 'gender' that you identify as not being recognised officially or publicly.