Alright, I gathered a few helpful graphics for sex, gender, expression, sexuality, and orientation. A quick description of each:
1) This is probably one of the most helpful diagram’s I’ve ever seen on sexuality and orientation. It may not cover everyone, but for a comprehensive diagram, it does a pretty good job. I marvel at whoever made it.
2) The “Wibbly Wobbly” model. The most accurate portrayal yet of all the different possible combinations of sex, gender, expression, and orientation. Of course, it’s incomprehensible because, well, sex, gender, orientation, and expression are never neat and easily represented.
3) The GenderBread person 2.0. You may have seen the GenderBread person with the sliding scale, and it was alright, but the sliding scale method of representing gender, sex, expression, and orientation still relies on binary 2D thinking. This model is a lot more inclusive because it contain at least 4 dimensions of identity (non-gendered, masculine, feminine, and multi-gender). On top of that, you can still mix and match between gender, sex, orientation, and expression.
4) A helpful Venn Diagram from the interdependence of assigned sex, gender identity, gender expresion, gender role, and sexual orientation.
5) Last but not least, a simple diagram of polyamorous relationships. This is mostly a joke for my fellow poly folks. :)
I think to some people this is a big, messy, grey world but at least there are some sharp distinctions, like the distinctions between gender and sexual orientation and those are just lines that should always be hard lines. But saying that simplicity is natural is idiotic because the most natural thing in the world is complexity, and gender and sexual orientation are proven over and over again to not be firm lines. The whole world is grey and if you just appreciate that, if you just understand and appreciate that, it’s beautiful.
|—||Hank Green (via yeahhohyeah)|