Or, the sex/gender difference that is not just one?
(This post includes research from my exemplary graduate associate, Lucia Lykke. )
I just ended up being corrected by another sociologist: “Phil – ‘female’ and ‘male’ refer to one’s intercourse, perhaps maybe perhaps not gender. ”
Feminists — including feminist sociologists — have made progress that is important drawing the conceptual distinction between intercourse and sex, with intercourse the biological and gender the social groups. Using this, perhaps, we could observe that gendered behavior wasn’t merely a manifestation of sex groups — related into the term “sex roles” — but a socially-constructed collection of methods layered in addition to a crude base that is biological.
Lucia notifies me personally we are able to date this to Simone de Beauvoir in the sex that is second. In 1949 she penned:
It seems, then, that each and every feminine person is not always a female; to be therefore considered she must share for the reason that mystical and threatened truth referred to as femininity.