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Sex and Gender in Society

November 26, 2015 by Never Mind the BE

windgoodfriend-3481930In both the natural and social sciences, precision in the definition of key variables is everything, yet one massively important variable is often ill-defined, with an almost cavalier tendency to use the terms “sex” and “gender” interchangeably when, in fact, they are fundamentally different constructs.  In this short-but-informative video, Dr Wind Goodfriend (Beuna Vista University) offers an overview of the main distinctions between these particular characteristics and reminds us that, whichever we are discussing, there are more than two categories to consider.