Genderqueer vs. Genderfuck - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Genderqueer and Genderfuck is that the Genderqueer is a catch-all category for gender identities other than man and woman, thus outside of the gender binary and cisnormativity (use with Property:P21 sex or gender) and Genderfuck is a person who "bends" expected gender roles, or in fiction changes sex.

Genderqueer

Genderqueer, also termed non-binary, is a catch-all category for gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine‍—‌identities which are outside the gender binary and cisnormativity. Genderqueer people may express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or neither, in their gender expression. Genderqueer people may identify as either having an overlap of, or indefinite lines between, gender identity; having two or more genders (being bigender, trigender, or pangender); having no gender (being agender, nongendered, genderless, genderfree or neutrois); moving between genders or having a fluctuating gender identity (genderfluid); or being third gender or other-gendered, a category which includes those who do not place a name to their gender. Gender identity is separate from sexual or romantic orientation, and genderqueer people have a variety of sexual orientations, just as transgender and cisgender people do.

Genderfuck

A gender bender (LGBT slang: one who genderfucks) is a person who disrupts, or "bends", expected gender roles. Gender bending is sometimes a form of social activism undertaken to destroy rigid gender roles and defy sex-role stereotypes, notably in cases where the gender-nonconforming person finds these roles oppressive. It can be a reaction to, and protest of, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny or misandry. Some gender benders identify with the sex assigned them at birth, but challenge the societal norms that assign expectations of particular, gendered behavior to that sex. This rebellion can involve androgynous dress, adornment, behavior, and atypical gender roles. Gender benders may self-identify as trans or genderqueer. However, many trans people do not consider themselves "gender benders".Genderbending may be political, stemming from the early identity politics movements of the 1960s and 1970s, a guiding principle of which is the idea that the personal is political. In his 1974 article, Genderfuck and Its Delights, Christopher Lonc explained his motivation for performing genderfuck: "I want to criticize and poke fun at the roles of women and of men too. I want to try [to] show how not-normal I can be. I want to ridicule and destroy the whole cosmology of restrictive sex roles and sexual identification."The term genderfuck has long been part of the gay vernacular, and started to appear in written documents in the 1970s. Sheidlower cites the definition of the term gender fuck in L Humphreys' 1972 work Out of the Closets: Sociology of Homosexual Liberation as "a form of extended guerilla theatre". Also quoted is the August 1972 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, in reference to the glam rock style: "The new "macho" transvestism, called vulgarly "gender-fuck", a curious satire of female impersonation – dresses, pumps, full make-up and beards – Is represented by, among others, three men in WAC uniforms and big moustaches".

Genderqueer vs. Genderfuck

Genderqueer

Table of contents

1. Etymology
          2.1. Synonyms
          2.2. Hyponyms
          2.3. Derived terms
          2.4. Related terms
          3.1. Usage notes
          3.2. Synonyms

Genderfuck

Table of contents

1. Etymology
          3.1. Derived terms

Genderqueer

1. Etymology

From gender +‎ queer.

2. Adjective

genderqueer (not comparable)

  1. Not exclusively male or female; having or pertaining to a gender identity which is outside of the gender binary.

2.1. Synonyms

  • non-binary

2.2. Hyponyms

  • genderfluid
  • bigender/ambigender, trigender, pangender
  • third-gender (third gender)
  • agender, genderless, genderfree/gender-free
  • neutrois

2.3. Derived terms

  • genderqueerness
  • genderfuck
  • cisgender
  • transgender

3. Noun

genderqueer (plural genderqueers)

  1. (sometimes considered offensive) Someone who is genderqueer.
    • 2013, Joe MacDonald, An Autoethnography of Queer Transmasculine Femme Incoherence and The Ethics of Trans Research, Emerald Group, page 145
      I am a FAAB (female-assigned-at-birth) genderqueer, and I have a good friend who is a MAAB (male-assigned-at-birth) genderqueer.

3.1. Usage notes

  • See the usage note at transgender regarding the use of words of this type as nouns.

3.2. Synonyms

  • enby

4. See also

  • androgyne
  • trans*
  • hermaphrodite
  • intersex
  • two-spirit
  • sworn virgin

Genderfuck

1. Etymology

gender +‎ fuck. See fuck with (mess with, tweak).

2. Noun

genderfuck (plural genderfucks)

  1. The conscious effort to subvert traditional notions of gender identity and gender roles.

3. Verb

genderfuck (third-person singular simple present genderfucks, present participle genderfucking, simple past and past participle genderfucked)

  1. To subvert traditional notions of gender identity and gender roles.

3.1. Derived terms

  • genderfucker

4. See also

  • gender bender
  • genderplay
  • genderpunk