Whats modern about sex and sexuality | The division of the sexes is a fact of nature; gender is a fact of culture.” Discuss this statement and explain using the example of sexual relationships.


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In most instances the term gender and sex are used interchangeably but they mean different things when it comes to sexual relationships. To be born a woman or man in the society has more meaning than a simple biological fact. Sex can be described as biological differences or the biological category through which one is born and assigned to. On the other hand gender can be defined as how the society deals with biology or in other words gender is produced by the society and it is not natural. Gender concerns the issues of masculinity and femininity or the way two sexes are seen and perceived, evaluated and are expected to behave in the society (Irvine, 2003).