(…) gender is thought of as a process of structuring subjectivities rather than as a structure of fixed relations (Morris 1995:568).
Cultural orders constructs gender and create subjects (idem:573).
It is possible to claim sex membership in a sex category even when the sex criteria are lacking. Gender, in contrast, is the activity of managing situated conduct in light of normative conceptions of attitudes and activities appropriate for one`s sex category (Zimmerman & West 1987:127).
“female” and “male” are cultural events – products of what they term the “gender attributes process” – rather than some collection of traits, behaviours, or even physical attributes (idem:132).