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    Thumbs up What is the difference between sex and gender?

    What is the difference between sex and gender?

    Sex = male and female

    Gender = masculine and feminine

    So in essence:

    Sex refers to biological differences; chromosomes, hormonal profiles, internal and external sex organs.

    Gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine.

    So while your sex as male or female is a biological fact that is the same in any culture, what that sex means in terms of your gender role as a 'man' or a 'woman' in society can be quite different cross culturally. These 'gender roles' have an impact on the health of the individual.

    In sociological terms 'gender role' refers to the characteristics and behaviours that different cultures attribute to the sexes. What it means to be a 'real man' in any culture requires male sex plus what our various cultures define as masculine characteristics and behaviours, likewise a 'real woman' needs female sex and feminine characteristics. To summarise:

    'man' = male sex+ masculine social role

    (a 'real man', 'masculine' or 'manly')

    'woman' = female sex + feminine social role

    (a 'real woman', 'feminine' or 'womanly')
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    nice info...

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    Default ultimately gender depends upon the sex and both are uselesss....

    Quote Originally Posted by vitrag24 View Post
    nice info...
    Look at this equation doc,(ref. MAN IS THE EXTENSION OF WOMAN)

    But look at the man. He is something more. *He is X and Y. *That means, he is essentially an ‘X ’plus something extra. What do I mean by that! Man is already a woman that is ‘X’, plus something extra. *Does that mean first step towards manhood is womanhood? Now let’s talk in mathematical language. Here is the equation, * Man = 22 autosomes + X + Y Woman= 22 autosomes + X + X= 22 autsomes + X (by logic not by mathematics). . . *Man= (22 autosomes + X) + Y= Woman + Y (by mathematics, simply) So man is everything that woman is, plus something extra. *Now the extra thing is not qualitatively different, but quantitatively. Hence Y here must be somewhat like X + 1, X+2 or X+ 3 or something like that. It would be ultimately proven that woman can potentially grow into man. Similarly man can reduce to woman, if he loses some part of ‘Y’.

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