What is gender and what is sex? Are they the same thing?

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    danicoleposted 3 years ago

    A few weeks ago, an CNN Piers Morgan interview with transgender bestselling author, Janet Mock touched on some debates about gender. What is gender? What is sex? Are they the same thing? Are they related? I googled search the definitions of gender and sex
    gender- the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones). "traditional concepts of gender" synonyms: sex the members of one or other sex.
    "differences between the genders are encouraged from an early age"
    2. GRAMMAR (in languages such as Latin, Greek, Russian, and German) each of the classes (typically masculine, feminine, common, neuter) of nouns and pronouns distinguished by the different inflections that they have and require in words syntactically associated with them. Grammatical gender is only very loosely associated with natural distinctions of sex.

    (chiefly with reference to people) sexual activity, including specifically sexual intercourse.
    "he enjoyed talking about sex" synonyms:    sexual intercourse, intercourse, lovemaking, making love, sex act, (sexual) relations; More the facts of life, reproduction; informalthe birds and the bees
    euphemistic a person's genitals.
    2.either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and many other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions. adults of both sexes" synonyms:    gender More
    the fact of belonging to one of the sexes. "direct discrimination involves treating someone less favorably on the grounds of their sex" the group of all members of either sex.
    "she was well known for her efforts to improve the social condition of her sex" synonyms:gender verb: sex; 3rd person present: sexes; past tense: sexed; past participle: sexed; gerund or present participle: sexing
    1. determine the sex of. "sexing chickens"
    2.informal present something in a more interesting or lively way. "the department set up a task force to help sex up the concept of conserving water"