Posts Tagged ‘gender’

Gender versus sex – why you should observe the difference

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Filling in a form recently (I don’t recall what for), I was asked to state my gender. The question was particularly puzzling as all I was given was a box in which to insert M or F.

It’s not the first time I’ve noticed this use of the word “gender” when what the author intended was (avert your eyes now if you’re of a sensitive disposition) “s-e-x”. (more…)