Gender: An Essential and Inevitable Result of our Biology Recent years have seen social constructivist theories, especially queer theory, claim that gender is socially constructed (Epstein). Despite such claims, the vast majority of men continue to perform gender in a distinctly masculine way, and the vast majority of women continue to perform their gender in a distinctly feminine way. This essay will argue that this is because gender is essential, and most emphatically is not socially constructed, as is evident from the behaviour of most human beings, and especially from the behaviour of human beings who have been the victims of attempts to change their gender through social interventions. Moreover, it will be shown that even apparent...The end:
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