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Sex, gender, but no dromaeosaurs... (was RE: Deinonychus koreanensis)
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> David Marjanovic
> Ah, I need to foster confusion...
> > Not that sex and gender are synonymous, folks! And neither is
> > synonymous with genus. (Or species!) Geesch!
> In French, and, as I was informed, Dutch, genus and gender are homonymous
> (French: genre). (And if German were a bit more poetic, they'd be
> in German, too.) English is AFAIK unique in not using the same
> word for sex
> and gender :o)
In brief, with regards to the current English language usage of the words:
Sex is a biological property of organisms
Gender is a psychosocial property of individuals, which doesn't necessary
match 1:1 with sex.
Of course, not terribly long ago "sex" and "gender" WERE synonymous in the
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