What is the difference between gender and sex? Wiktionary says that gender is The mental analog of sex but that's too high English for me.
Basically, I'm developing a web-application that stores people's profile along with a field for gender/sex. Which name would be more appropriate?
After getting these good answers, I can figure out that,
- Sex - Biological characteristics
- Gender - Social characteristics
And, well, for my web-application, I went with the term sex, as it sounds more scientific and less political. P.S. Values for sex are clearly defined and can be easily validated (only two values AFAIK* + an optional blank value).
* plus some anomalies.