Gender Ninja

What does gender ninja mean?

An androgynous person

A gender ninja is an androgynous-looking person, in other words, a person whose gender is indecipherable. One of the most famous examples of a gender ninja is Pat from the 1990s SNL sketches.

Whether it be long hair or a baby face, sometimes it's hard to tell if a person is male or female. The "ninja" part of the term conveys sneakiness or mysteriousness, which is when people don't know whether to label a person male or female.


I don't know if I should be attracted to that gender ninja, I'm so confused!
Gender ninja Pat from SNL
Gender ninja Pat from SNL

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Updated March 21, 2017

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