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Sex and gender are not equal terms. Sex refers to the anantomical features, gender refers to more to the "social construction" of a person. ColinRtalk 02:39, 21 March 2007 (EDT)

The two paragraphs are contradictory. The first says that gender is a biological term, and the second says that it is not. RSchlafly 01:47, 22 March 2007 (EDT)

It could also go into linguistic nuances, but I'm sure it'll get fleshed out over time. --Crackertalk 01:53, 22 March 2007 (EDT)

This article is not even as good as having no article. It mixed up gender dysphoria, sex, and electrical plugs. Let's just start over.

The creators/editors of this site are far too conservative. This is not what sex means. Sex is not Gender. I agree with Zerba

Perhaps some of this confusion is due to changes in definitions. Senator Clinton and the UN have shown an interest in redefining gender roles.
Sex = gender
Both refer to male and female.
What masculinity and femininity truly mean (or should mean) or ought to become is ever more a matter of contention than the US political spectrum. --Ed Poor 15:02, 12 April 2007 (EDT)

Sex vs. gender

I'm tired of seeing the word "gender" used as a euphemism for sex. The male sex and the female sex can be mentioned aloud and in print. So I suggest we put sex back where it belongs.

Another thing, is that "gender" can refer to social roles in a way that "sex" cannot. You are born male or female, and you can't do anything about that. So-called "sex change" operations don't really turn men into women or vice versa. It's tantamount to cross dressing or female impersonation.

We need to straighten all this out. --Ed Poor Talk 10:35, 12 December 2008 (EST)