What Is The Difference Between “Gender” And “Sex”?

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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 what those words actually mean.

Take gender and sex. While people substitute one for the other on the regular, their meaning and usage are significantly—and consequentially—different. Because we’re most often talking about human beings when we use these terms, it’s critical we get them straight. Give respect to get respect, right?

What does the word sex mean?

First, let’s talk about sex (baby). Intercourse aside for these purposes, sex is “a label assigned at birth based on the reproductive organs you’re born with.” Continue reading “What Is The Difference Between “Gender” And “Sex”?”

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