Gender Binary

The word “binary” comes from a Latin word meaning "consisting of two.” When we refer to “gender binary” we are referring to the two common categories for gender; man and woman. Most of our world separates men and women using cultural stereotypes - from what we wear, how we smell and the roles we are expected to play in the workplace and the home.

We are given a gender when we are born based on what our private bits look like but these categories are sometimes too narrow to fit everyone.