This is a win for many, including gender-fluid actress Ruby Rose!
It’s about time: according to the Oxford English Dictionary, gender-fluid is now “officially” a word.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, gender fluidity is identifying as both male and female, or neither.
In Oxford’s glossary, Gender Fluidity is defined as an adjective that designates “a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender,” or relates to “a person having or expressing a fluid or unfixed gender identity.”
For reference, celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose openly identify as gender-fluid.
“I kind of [want] to be nothing,” Miley explained to Out magazine.” I don’t relate to what people would say defines a girl or a boy.”
Ruby echoed Miley’s sentiment, saying “I feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral.”
By formally acknowledging gender-fluid as a definable state of existence, we are finally validating the experience of non-binary people who have been overlooked for far too long. We see, hear and respect you, friends!
The updated Oxford English Dictionary entries go live on Monday, and we can’t wait!
YAY FOR REPRESENTATION!