Pansexual? Asexual? Cisgender? What do all these terms mean – and what do they have to do with you?
You were probably taught that sex, gender, and sexuality are pretty simple concepts – that we’re all either men or women, attracted to men and/or women.
But if you’re operating on traditional ideas about these concepts, then you don’t have the right info.
And the more we can learn what’s beyond the narrow identity boxes society tries to put us all in, the more we can create a world of understanding for everyone’s identities.
So here’s an AJ+ video to break down a few terms that you might find confusing. We hope this helps you build your understanding for others – and you might even learn something new about yourself!
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
Click for the Transcript
To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Gender and Sexuality Labels Are Complicated – And Here’s Why They’re Still Valid
- I’m Gender Non-Conforming – And I Need People to Stop Pressuring Me to ‘Pass’
Search our 3000+ articles!
Our online racial justice training
Used by hundreds of universities, non-profits, and businesses.
Click to learn more