Something or someone is gendered when exhibiting gender-differentiated patterns (e.g. pink and blue as gendered colours, gendered institutions, gendered appearances, etc.). The usage of gender as a verb ( ‘gendering’, ‘engendered’, etc.) is a reflection of a changed understanding of gender as an active ongoing process – something is gendered when it is actively engaged in social processes that produce and reproduce distinctions in gender identities.

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Pilcher, J., and Whelehan, I. (2004). Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies. London, Thousand Oaks.