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-Falleric is a system to describe non-binary gender presentation. It describes non-binary individuals based on how masculine or feminine they present. This system was not intended for non-binary individuals who present in gender-neutral or other ways.

The Falleric system was developed to avoid gender dysphoria by not explicitly using the terms masculine and feminine, which often carry connotations about one's gender identity and may be triggering.

Mascfalleric

The mascfalleric flag.

Mascfalleric is a term to describe masculine gender expression and/or presentation by someone with a nonbinary gender identity.

Femfalleric

The femfalleric flag.

Femfalleric is a term to describe feminine gender expression and/or presentation by someone with a nonbinary gender identity.

History

The terms were coined on or before May 17th, 2021 by Tumblr user mourningmogaicrew. The user said the term mascfalleric was created for a friend [1] and that femfalleric was created as its counterpart [2].

Flags

The flags were coined by Tumblr user mourningmogaicrew on or before May 17th, 2021.

The mascfalleric flag has four horizontal stripes of blue-purple, teal, light blue and light green. The blues represent traditional masculinity while the purple and green represent gender neutrality and nonconformity.

The femfalleric flag has four horizontal stripes of purple, pink, light pink and light orange. The pinks represent traditional femininity while the purple and orange represent gender neutrality and nonconformity.

Etymology

The term “falleric” comes from the Latin word ”fallere” (to slip by). One who is masc/femfalleric ‘slips by’ as masculine/feminine.

Resources

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