“Sex” versus “Gender”: A Renewed Plea
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
Volume 70, Issue 4, pages 462–74, October 2000
How to Cite
Laner, M. R. (2000), “Sex” versus “Gender”: A Renewed Plea. Sociological Inquiry, 70: 462–74. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-682X.2000.tb00920.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
Evidence from scholarly journals, texts, and other sources indicates that the terms “sex” and “gender” continue to be used incorrectly, despite earlier pleas to remedy this and related errors (e.g., the terms sex role, gender role, male/female). I advance the plea again, in the hope of reducing confusion and thereby improving scholarly communication with our students and one another.