Instigator / Con
3
1424
rating
10
debates
15.0%
won
Topic

Is gender a social construct?

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
0
39
Sources points
2
26
Spelling and grammar points
1
13
Conduct points
0
13

With 13 votes and 88 points ahead, the winner is ...

semperfortis
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Category
Science
Time for argument
Two days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two months
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
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Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Pro
91
1684
rating
15
debates
100.0%
won
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Round 1
Con
Genders is not a social construct, it's biological. In fact, many studies shows that the brain looks different in males and females. And science also has proven that chromosomes does determine someone genders. And that fender and sex are retaled to each other. In conclusion: No, gender is not a social construct.

Srouces:

Pro
== Aff ==

Biological Sex Vs. Gender
The distinction between sex and gender can be found in their definitions:

  • Sex: "The structural and functional characteristics of a person or organism that allow assignment as either male or female; sex is determined by chromosomes, hormones and external and internal genitalia (gonads)." [1] 
  • Gender: "refers to the socially constructed characteristics of women and men – such as norms, roles and relationships of and between groups of women and men. It varies from society to society and can be changed" [2] 
Con conflates these terms.  Whilst it is true that "sex" is not a social construct, the same cannot be said for "gender"; social factors are what makes these two notions distinct.  



== Rebuttals ==

Quite simply, Con's argument highlights a "biological difference" between males and females.  As aforementioned, biological determinations and characteristics pertain more accurately to "sex", not "gender".  Therefore, Con's argument ought to be rejected. 





References
Round 2
Con
Forfeited
Pro
Extend.
Round 3
Con
Forfeited
Pro
Extend. 
Round 4
Con
Forfeited
Pro
Extend.
Round 5
Con
Forfeited
Pro
Vale.