Or, the sex/gender difference that is not just one?
(This post includes research from my graduate that is excellent assistant Lucia Lykke. )
I just ended up being corrected by another sociologist: “Phil – ‘female’ and ‘male’ refer to one’s intercourse, perhaps not gender. ”
Feminists — including feminist sociologists — have made essential progress by drawing the conceptual difference between intercourse and sex, with intercourse the biological and gender the social groups. With this, possibly, we could observe that gendered behavior had not been just a manifestation of sex groups — related towards the term “sex roles” — but a socially-constructed group of methods layered in addition to a crude biological base.