Year 12 Health

Gender Identity

How you think about yourself e.g. male, female, both, neither

Gender Expression

How you demonsrate your gender e.g. feminine, masculine, androgynous

Sexism

Discrimintation on the basis of sex

Sex

Biological Sex - organs, hormones, chromosomes e.g. male, femle, inter-sex

Sexual Orientation

Physical, spiritual and emotional attraction e.g homosexual, bisexual, hetrosexual

Misogynist

A person who dislikes or is strongly prejudiced against women

Promiscuous

Having many transient sexual relationships

Objectification

The action of degrading someone to the status of a mere object

Demisexual

A person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone

Homosexual

A person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex

Pansexual

A person who can have an attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity.

Transgender

Someone whose gender identity or gender expression differs from their assigned sex

Queer

An umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities

Man Box

Theory which dentifies the limitations on what a man is supposed to be (often reinforced by society)

Heteronormative

A world view that promotes heterosexuality as the normal or preferred sexual orientation.

Polyamorous

Having an intimate relationship with more than one partner, with the knowledge of all partners involved.

Celibate

Abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons

Asexual

A person who has no sexual feelings or desires

Gender Fluid

A person who does not identify themselves as having a fixed gender.

Cisgender

A person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.

Monogamous

Having a sexual relationship with only one partner at a time