Sociologists Candace West and Don Zimmerman argued that gender was less a component of identity -fixed, static- that we take with us into our interactions, but rather the product of those interactions. In our societies, there is the dimension of masculinity versus femininity. Historically, differences between men and women have usually been ascribed to biology; that is, men's bodies appear with penis, no breasts, no hip, no body hair, and short hair. Women's bodies, oppositely, appear with vulva, breasts, hip, no body hair, and long hair. But when feminists use the term gender, there are not generally referring to biological differences between men and women, but to set of culturally defined sex characteristics associated with masculinity and femininity. Masculinity, first, stands for societies in which men are supposed to be assertive, tough, and focused on material success; women are supposed to be more modest, tender, and concerned with quality of life. The opposite pole, femininity stands for societies in which both men and women are supposed to be modest, tender, and concerned with quality of life. The western understanding of gender is based on set of culturally determined binary distinctions, such as public versus private, objective versus subjective, self versus other, reason versus emotion, autonomy versus relatedness, and culture versus nature; the first of each pair of characteristics is typically associated with masculinity, the second with femininity. Hence, these two senses become different views which vary across cultures that in most cultures gender differences signify relationships of inequality and the domination of women by men.
In term of politics, there are also the greatly different aspects between masculinity and femininity. At this point, it could be briefly said that these two genders steadily represent and argue about democracy in different dimensions.