Accountability[ edit ] People hold themselves and each other accountable for their presentations of gender how they 'measure up'. Funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same, eh? In our society today, women are socialized as being the caretakers of the house, nurture the children, cook and clean. The performance of gender reinforces the essentialism of gender categories. It tells scores of talented young women that they need not work on changing the law, or feeding the hungry, or assailing power through theory harnessed to material politics. There is a very small number of people who fall out of this categorization. At least in part, the rejection of biological sex seems to stem from disciplines which either reject objective science outright or suffer from systemic replication problems. The language of "doing" gender implies doing difference instead of unraveling it. Social constructionism asserts that gender is a category that people evaluate as omnirelevant to social life. This theory denies that evolution affected the development of the human mind. Accepting that truth may indeed give some people ammunition to discriminate against trans people, but the cure for that is not to deny biological reality: For instance, gender is maintained before the woman enters the male-dominated group through conceptions of masculinity. But before we can decide whether biological sex is a social construct, we have to touch upon another concept. What we have in humans, as in other species, is a strong bimodality of sex with a very low frequency of ambiguous cases forming a deep valley between the male and female peaks. Biological sex vs gender First, a distinction must be made between biological sex and gender. Although this is a popular idea, it is based on a misunderstanding of biology, social constructs and anatomy, and it needs to stop. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.