1 [ mass noun ] the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones): traditional concepts of gender.
The Biological subdivisions are:
sexual (asexual?) (asexual?) sexual
homo hetero homo hetero
The Politically Correct subdivisions are:
“Dear Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen…” Königer said at the podium.
However, it soon became obvious that his introduction was a little out of the ordinary.
“Dear homosexuals, dear lesbians, dear androgynes, dear bi-genders…” he said, continuing with another minute of greetings, including to “trans-men…trans-women…and trans-humans.”
One minute and 12 seconds after the start of his address, the parliament’s president asked if Königer “would allow an interposed question” – to which he promptly said “no.”
“I’m not done with my introduction yet, Mr. President. Sorry,” Königer said, prompting laughter from the audience and even a city official sitting on the panel behind him.
The AfD politician went on to speak for almost another minute, not forgetting to mention hermaphrodites and “two-spirit third genders.” He finally addressed the Green Party MPs behind the bill, and cheekily ‘respecting’ the gender with which they choose to identify by greeting all of them as “Mrs. or Mr.”
After that, it took Königer eight more words to make his point: “The AfD party rejects your proposal. Thank you.”
Update: Physically or biologically we thus have hetero or homo males and females. But in the imaginal world of the Ego we have 60 +. So I suppose it depends on whether one prefers delusion or reality.