Category:Neurogender

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Definitions and Usage

Neurogender is an umbrella term used to describe a gender identity that is influenced by one's mental illness, disability, or neurodivergence.

It's important to note that neurogenders do not mean "disability is one's gender," but rather, they refer to how a person's experience of their gender may be affected by these factors. People with neurogenders may feel a disconnect from the traditional binary understanding of gender, and this disconnect can manifest in various ways. For some, it might lead to constantly seeking new gender labels (genderhoarding) due to dissatisfaction with existing ones. In essence, neurogenders are a way to describe how gender experiences can be shaped or influenced by neurodivergence or disability in some individuals.

  • A gender feeling that is strongly linked to one’s status as neurodivergent

note: obviously, only for use by neurodivergent people; can be used as an umbrella term for other neurodivergent-related genders -aflutteringlaney, 2014[1]

History

This term was coined by Tumblr user aflutteringlaney via MOGAI-archive around July 30, 2014.[1]

Suffixes

  • -tix: used for neurogenders or descriptors of genders affected by or described best by being affected or related form of neurodivergency[2]
  • -fascic / -spinny / -spinnic: used for special interest-related neurogenders[3][4]
  • -stimmic / -stimmian: used for neurogenders connected to stimming, stim toys, etc[5]
  • -hypic: used for hyperfixation-related neurogenders[6]
  • -obsic: used for neurogenders related to one’s obsession, exclusive to those with OCD[7]
  • -delusic: used for neurogenders related to delusions[8]

Related Terms

There are thousands of different neurogenders, because of how diverse neurotypes and gender can be. Neurogenders are a subtype of xenogender, as they are defined in terms not often used to describe genders. Neurogenders can often be combined with other categories or have any alignment.

Flag

Neurogender flag (2014, Pridearchive)[9]

The color meanings are as follows: Red, green, blue, and purple represent the spectrum of different neurotypes and gender identities that neurodivergent individuals have. Black represents the aromantic and asexual spectrums. The infinity symbol represents the infinite ways neurodiversity can present.

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