Talk:Agender (3.5e Trait)

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Confusing Title[edit]

Wouldn't this qualify more for being called Androgynous instead of Asexual? A character being androgynous suggests they have a sex but gender is difficult to determine. Asexual directly means they are of a species that doesn't reproduce sexually. Oddplume 16:21, 13 December 2010 (MST)

Actually, androgynous is typically used to mean that something appears neither male nor female. On-the-other-hand, asexual always means that something is neither male nor female. --- 98.108.122.253 19:46, 3 January 2011 (MST)
This seems to be a propsal to rename this to "agender", but I think that term is more to do with gender identity. I think the trait is supposed to represent biological asexuality? Which is correct? Marasmusine (talk) 12:33, 1 August 2015 (MDT)
Asexual means one who does not have sex. This may apply to a species which as a whole reproduces asexually, or an individual who simply chooses not to have sex for whatever reason. A person may be male or female and be asexual. Agender may mean lacking any characteristics which identif gender, or psychologically not identifying with any gender regardless of physical appearance. All species which are asexual are also agender, but not all species which are agender are asexual. For instance certain species of flatworm and other cniderians do not have gender and every individual is capable of copulating with every other individual. On an individual basis a person who is agender may or may not still be able to have sex, but they are neither male nor female. Androgyny means having a gender, but that gender is not immediately obvious. The trait describes being agender, not asexual. Catholic priests are asexual, The Greys (the aliens) are agender, and Jared Leto is androgynous. Gender studies is an aspect of my profession.Katharine (talk) 2 August 2015
I will defer to your expertise and rename the trait :) Marasmusine (talk) 01:33, 3 August 2015 (MDT)
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