chapter  6
Sex and Gender
Pages 10

This rather surprising contention is supported by a number of facts. First, anthropologists have reported wide variation in the way different cultures define gender. It is true that every society uses biological sex as a criterion for the ascription of gender, but, beyond that simple starting point, no two cultures would agree completely on what distinguishes one gender from the other. Needless to say, every society believes that its own definitions of gender correspond to the biological duality of sex.