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Judith Butler

"If gender is the cultural meanings that the sexed body assumes, then a gender cannot be said to follow from a sex in any one way." (356)
I interpreted this quote to mean, since gender is thrust upon a sexed body and assigned a meaning in this context, gender is a completely independent entity from sex. With such strong cultural influences, one's "proper" gender assignment cannot be tied to their "biological" sex in any way.