One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who defies or challenges traditional notions of gender, especially with respect to dress or behaviour.
- ‘Living as a combination man/woman performance artist and social comedian, even going so far as to teach a class for beginning gender benders, she is a titan of taking chances and making myth.’
- ‘It has shown us that there are people - gay, straight, trans, bi, gender bender, etc. - who do care for and love each other, and it showed us how a community can come together.’
- ‘But he skips the clumsiness associated with one gender pretending to be the other, instead allowing his female-to-male gender bender to exploit her new role with certainty and calculation.’
- ‘If you guessed that they're all gender benders, you're absolutely correct.’
- ‘Rather than being a viewpoint in support of homosexuality, it's more like an argument favoring an androgynous unisexuality that even most gender benders would find unreflective of their lives.’
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