“Sexual Difference”: The Concept Beyond Dividing Sex/Gender

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Thanai Charoenkul

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       This report focuses on exploring and reviewing the concept of sex. It is often divided into two parts according to the Western academic concept, “sex” and “gender”, which are often associated with each other. However, when the concept spreads in Thai society, the emphasis appears to be on gender, while sex is overlooked. This paper, therefore, presents the concept of Luce Irigaray's “sexual difference” with which our academics are not yet familiar. This concept includes the notion of “sexed bodies”. Moreover, an example is raised in order to point out the idea of ​​gender diversity in Thai society as well as its direction.

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