Interpreting Gender

@article{Nicholson1994InterpretingG,
  title={Interpreting Gender},
  author={Linda J. Nicholson},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={20},
  pages={79 - 105}
}
ENDER IS A strange word within feminism. While many of us assume it has a clear and commonly understood meaning, it is actually used in at least two very different and, indeed, somewhat contradictory ways. On the one hand, gender was developed and is still often used as a contrasting term to sex, to depict that which is socially constructed as opposed to that which is biologically given. On this usage, gender is typically thought to refer to personality traits and behavior in distinction from… Expand
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