I had the following interaction with ChatGPT on March 23, 2023.
As succinctly as possible, please describe the conceptual distinctions among “gender,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression[.]”
Gender refers to the social and cultural roles, behaviors, and expectations associated with being male or female. Gender identity refers to an individual’s internal sense of being male, female, both, or neither. Gender expression refers to the ways in which individuals may present themselves to the world in terms of their gender, such as through clothing, grooming, mannerisms, and speech.
As succinctly as possible, please point out the problems of self-referentially with the distinctions just provided. For example, if the conceptual distinction of gender is that is it is social, then how is it possible that when gender modifies identity that the conceptual distinction be an “internal sense?”
The problem of self-referentiality arises when a concept or distinction contradicts itself or becomes paradoxical when applied to itself. For example, if the distinction of gender is that it is social, but it is then used to modify an individual’s internal sense of identity, it contradicts the social aspect of the distinction and becomes paradoxical. This creates confusion and inconsistency in understanding and applying the concept.