Gender Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gender quotes, gender sayings, and gender proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught. Leslie Feinberg
Gender is irrelevant. Certainly the tennis ball doesn't know what the gender was of the tennis coach. Martina Navratilova
We keep everything gender neutral. Sarah McDonald
If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine. William H. Gass
That gender is a choice, or that gender is a role, or that gender is a construction that one puts on, as one puts on clothes in the morning, that there is a 'one' who is prior to this gender, a one who goes to the wardrobe of gender and decides with deliberation which gender it will be today. Judith Butler
Gender preference does not define you. Your spirit defines you. P. C. Cast
To say that gender is performative is a little different because for something to be performative means that it produces a series of effects. We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman. Judith Butler
Gender equality is more successful than armed force. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
When gender comes down upon us, male or female, it comes as a restriction. Gloria Steinem
Gender is a social construct, but everyone likes to cuddle. Danielle Henderson
Gender based violence anywhere is a threat to peace and security everywhere. John F Kerry
Gender is an identity tenuously constituted in time, instituted in an exterior space through a stylized repetition of acts. Judith Butler
Thus, gender ideology no only creates ides about femininity but it also shapes conceptions of masculinity. Patricia Hill Collins
Every life regardless of background or gender has equal value. Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
A gender-equal society would be one where the word gender does not exist: where everyone can be themselves Gloria Steinem
The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be, rather than recognising how we are. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Gender is really varied and complicated and sort of infinitely individualistic. Susan Faludi
Gender is between your ears and not between your legs. Chaz Bono
Your gender identity is who you are. Sexual identity is who you bounce that off of. Andrew Solomon
The most important thing is to have a more open and honest dialogue about gender issues. Sheryl Sandberg
Yes, there's a problem with gender as it is today, and we must fix it, we must do better. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We are born as who we are, the gender thing is something that is imposed on you. Laverne Cox
Whether we like it or not, gender differences matter in a combat situation. Pete Hegseth
Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance. Clifford Geertz
Gender has become part of the defining way that youth organise themselves and rebel against adults. Caitlin Ryan
There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender identity is performatively constituted by the very expressions that are said to be its results. Judith Butler
Gender equality must become a lived reality Michelle Bachelet
Gender mattered a whole lot less to Shakespeare than it seems to matter to us. John Irving
Gender is not something that one is, it is something one does, an act a doing rather than a being. Judith Butler
There are gender health differences, and we need to know what they are. Laura Bush