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Gender, as a natural fact, is today a deeply controversial and intellectually discredited concept. From Margaret Mead and Simone de Beauvoir, numerous frontline authors have questioned its necessity and naturalness. The division of mankind into men and women has been addressed in the context of the critique of patriarchy as a sexual division of classes, this itself, which spontaneously generates discriminatory family structures.

The classic form of this review, based on Simone de Beauvoir’s, opposes the concept of sex to gender. While sex would be a biological phenomenon, with reproductive vocation, gender would be its cultural translation, with oppressive vocation. Thus, we are born mostly females or males, but culture builds us as men or women to establish the control of male-men. This review comes in Foucault and Butler, to doubt of sex itself, considering that it necessarily comes up into an already genders-divided cultural environment, projecting a powerful expectation of sexualization, which forces the growing individual into a particular sex.

However, the scope of this review to the social model of relations is still small. Only marginal and alternative collectives exhibit some sensitivity to criticism of gender as a category, forced, in many cases, by the fact of not fitting the model of heteronormative gender.

Since the gender itself is the mechanism that establishes the basis of gender domination, producing both a strong and a weak gender which should relate to each other from the imbalance of forces; and since this imbalanced relations are our heteronormative model (in which not only the normative relations are based, but is picked up later by alternative models by repeating the gamos and the propensity to adopt genders to fit in it), agamy understands that you can only remove the gamos by the absolute negation of gender and that gender can only be definitively abandoned by removing the gamos.

Agamy, therefore, does not distinguish between men and women. It becomes thus a form of gender activism.