Gender vs Sex: why the difference is important

Historical usage of ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ When I was a teenager the terms ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ could be used to mean pretty much the same. Even so, it was more usual for ‘gender’ to be used in the linguistic context of feminine, masculine, or neuter cases. In the widely-used Modern English Usage (1926), Fowler stated,“Gender…is…

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