It has become a common assumption today that sex and gender are two different things. The new gender orthodoxy simplistically asserts, “Sex is what’s between your legs. Gender is what’s between your ears.” But is that true?
It is not. It must be admitted that the idea that sex and gender are different things does not stem from any new scientific discovery.
It arose in the 1970s from the work of the controversial and disgraced sex theorist John Money with this book. A noted academic journal article shows how separating out sex and gender as distinct things slowly became fashionable in the academia literature starting, not in biology and the hard sciences, but in the social sciences and humanities. The assertion that sex and gender are different is rooted solely in gender ideology; a desire to make them two different things in order to support a new theory of humanity.
This division must be resisted as these two important words speak to very important parts of what it means to be human. They are not wholly different things. It’s worth addressing precisely why this is. From The Daily Citizen.