When two words have the same meaning, we call them synonyms. When two words have different meanings but people use them interchangeably, we write articles about the real meaning of these words.
Take gender and sex. While people regularly substitute for one another, their meaning and use is considerably, and therefore different. Because we most often talk about human beings when we use these terms, it is essential to clarify them. Give respect to get respect, right?
What does the word sex mean?
First, let’s talk about sex (baby). In addition to sex for these purposes, sex is “a label attributed to birth based on the reproductive organs with which you were born”.
This is usually how we divide society into two groups, men and women – although intersex people are born with male and female reproductive organs. (Important note: hermaphrodite is a term that some people find offensive.)
What does the genre mean?
Sex, on the other hand, goes beyond the reproductive organs and encompasses the perception, understanding and experience of the self and its role in society. It’s their deep sense of what they are meant to be and how they want to interact with the world.
A marketing concept that encompasses a customer’s impression, awareness and/or consciousness about a company or its offerings. Customer perception is typically affected by advertising, reviews, public relations, social media, personal experiences and other channels.
While a person can only change sex during surgery, a person’s gender is more fluid and depends on how they identify with each other. If a person’s sexual identity corresponds to their biological sex, they are cisgender people.
We often talk about gender as a social construct, because what a society considers to be a woman, for example, is based on elements such as beliefs and values, and not on nature. That women are supposed to wear dresses and that “boys do not cry” are, ultimately, social customs and conventions invented.