What does it mean to say that gender is socially constructed?. Sociology

Gender is the term used to identify the classes one belongs to, typically either masculine of feminine. It also has been said to determine how and what one feels. Since gender is not determined by the biological attributes, we can say that it is a social construct (Flood and Hamilton, 2005). Social construct is something unreal and created by apparent knowledge and the way people interact with the world. It can be seen as almost a label from creation. Since gender is the way society perceives the differences between femininity and masculinity, we can ascertain it is a social construct. To say gender is socially constructed, means it is intangible and it is merely the reality is given through social agreement. An example of how this is created is when a remark such as “you throw like a girl” is being made, where people associate adjectives with femininity or masculinity.