B0ycey wrote:How is it a fallacy when there are defined differences between the two words? Regardless of the origins of the words or whether they are synonyms, the subtle difference between the two words is the very thing that causes confusion and is ultimately why chomosomes is a factor in sex but not gender. Trying to conflate the two is why JK was wrong in her defence tweet (as the person she defended attacked someone by their gender) and ultimately why the right wing SJW seem so ignorant on this issue when brought up on PoFo.
I did post more than your two selective quotes, which indicated my opinions on why the words aren't so different.
"A hearty greeting" and a "cordial reception" do evoke different feelings to the listener. But 'sex' and 'gender' are just synonyms. I don't accept the redefining of the word 'gender', as done to fit in to a preconceived conceptualization. Words do change, but words also do have meaning.
And I'm a hard leftist, who occasionally agrees with the rightwingers on here, this being one of those cases.
If you are interested in a response, which I'm not sure you are, I consider the distinction to be contrived. I think that the supposed difference between the words 'sex' and 'gender', which you evoke, are pretty much ad hoc and frankly made up.