Sex vs. Gender (and why it matters to science types)

The latest in my ‘Learn Something New Every Day’ series… Taken from The Great Courses’ Trails of Evidence – How Forensic Science Works lecture series (Lecture 23 – Forensic Anthropology)

Ever wondered about the official difference between the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’?

According to science SEX is biological and is determined by chromosomes. GENDER is sociological and defines a role someone assumes in society.

Therefore if you’re ever writing sciency types (and particularly investigative sciencey types, they’d only ever use SEX when referring to whether a person was male, female or intersex.

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