The phrase “Gender is a social construct” is absolute, abject nonsense when considered from an (accurate) lexical and etymological point of view. Perhaps it’s my “high functioning autism” that causes me to hyper-focus on the actual meaning of words (as opposed to the meanings imposed by Orwellian attempts to redefine them). Or, maybe it’s because I grew up in pre-2000’s-2020’s America as opposed to the current all-encompassing Woke-kandan society that we have now. Either way, something tells me that the actual meaning of words really remains… the actual meaning of words.
So from the Online Etymology Dictionary’s entry for gender (as affirmed by other such historically accurate etymological resources), we see the following (caps added for emphasis):
“Gender c. 1300, “kind, sort, class, a class or kind of persons or things sharing certain traits,” from Old French gendre, genre “kind, species; character; gender” (12c., Modern French genre), from stem of Latin genus (genitive generis) “race, stock, family; kind, rank, order; species,” also “(MALE OF FEMALE) SEX,” from PIE root *GENE- “GIVE BIRTH, BEGET,” with derivatives referring to PROCREATION and familial and tribal groups….
The “male-or-female sex” sense is attested in English from early 15c. As sex (n.) took on erotic qualities in 20c., GENDER CAME TO BE THE USUAL ENGLISH WORD FOR “SEX OF A HUMAN BEING,” in which use it was at first regarded as colloquial or humorous. Later OFTEN IN FEMINIST WRITING with reference to social attributes as much as biological qualities; this sense first attested 1963.”
So what do we see? We see that “gender” has been co-opted from it’s very clear historical and etymological meaning, to suit a post-modernist social narrative and agenda. The word clearly comes from the same root as engender, generate, generation(s), genes, genome, genealogy, and such — none of which are mere “social constructs.” Thus, it’s beyond absurd to try to gaslight the populace into believing that the redefined definition is both accurate, and ‘what it’s always been.’ Yes, word meanings change over time… but usually not because of a drive to mainstream (normalize) what is clearly a mental disorder, as backed by the DSM-IV.
The fact is, this definition mix-up didn’t start until the 1960’s… so only in the last 60 years did it mean a biological reality along with a social reality. However, the full rewrite (making the social exclusive, thus, barring the biological) is a very recent deceit, one starting during Obama’s “sage” reign.
The overall point? For thousands of years, humanity has managed to rightly determine that all of mankind fits under the biological category of either male… or female. Yes, they would have been aware of a very, very, very minute population of people with full-hermaphroditic disorders… however, this does not constitute a third gender (let alone dozens, scores, or hundreds of them). It is only within the last fifteen years or so, that the God-ordained truth has been met with such significant confusion, chaos, and consternation.
Final Points: In a free society, you are free to argue your stance… just be honest and honourable about it. If your position requires the hijacking and redefining of words… maybe there is an issue with your position. If your position stands on solid ground, then there is no need to engage in blatant Newspeak. It’s simple really; hold to whatever position you want (it’s between you and God) but stop forcing logically, critically, objectively-minded people to play reindeer games. Objective reality must never be enslaved by personal struggles, and/or subjective feelings, notions, and inclinations. For a glimpse of what such madness can result in, consider the following from the Democratic Socialists of America 2019 Convention [not shown to mock, deride, or any other such thing — but to give a glimpse of how problematic this would all be if what we are witnessing became the dominant (ruling/authoritative), societal norm]: