Gender vs Sex: Why do we use one more than the other?

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MyAnacondaDoes
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I mentioned the word "Sex" in class today and I got some evil looks from most of the girls. One even said "It's more correct to say 'gender'" whilst my crush answered her by saying "It doesn't matter what word he uses". I got a nice smile from her after that

Anyway, I'm more used to saying "sex" and I'll keep using it to be honest.

"Gender" is a social construct, I tend to believe Biology has more significance.
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(Original post by MyAnacondaDoes)
I mentioned the word "Sex" in class today and I got some evil looks from most of the girls. One even said "It's more correct to say 'gender'" whilst my crush answered her by saying "It doesn't matter what word he uses". I got a nice smile from her after that

Anyway, I'm more used to saying "sex" and I'll keep using it to be honest.

"Gender" is a social construct, I tend to believe Biology has more significance.
Sex is what you are born as.

Gender is what you think of yourself as.
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Pretty much what you said.

Sex is what you are, well what your born as.
Gender is what you identify as.

Sex has more significance as its biological and correct.
But some people don't like the sex they are born with.
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I use "sex" because I like sex
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I use "sex" because I like sex

I'm in love with the poooooon!
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i think it doesn't matter which one you use as they both mean the same thing
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sex = biology

gender = social identification (non-binary)
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It depends what you mean. What was the discussion you were having?
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i think it doesn't matter which one you use as they both mean the same thing
No they don't.

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No they don't.

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what do you think sex and gender mean:question:
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Sex sounds more fancier and technical. Genders sounds more casual. Why is more correct to say gender?
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As others have already said, sex is basically what you are born as according to your physical anatomy (male, female, intersex) whereas gender is what you identify as and how you see yourself
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Why have I never met any middle aged people that claim to be "non binary", or "quizgender", is it that they are just made up terms by middle class people who have too few problems so they can feel "oppressed".
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Depends on the context.

If you're speaking about biology (the physical manifestation, functioning, etc. - peen/vag and XY/XX), then "sex" is correct.
If you are speaking about social differences (attitudes, social roles, etc. - "women are more emotional than men"), it is standard to use the term "gender".

The former is largely about physiology, while the latter is about psychology and social behavior.
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(Original post by kieran12321LFC)
Why have I never met any middle aged people that claim to be "non binary", or "quizgender", is it that they are just made up terms by middle class people who have too few problems so they can feel "oppressed".
Just because you haven't met them doesn't mean they aren't out there. I've never been to the Czech Republic, but it's still there.
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