Most societies view sex as a binary concept, with two rigidly fixed options: male or dispel the simplistic notion of the “Gender binary”- there are not just two sexes. aged ) revealed that more see gender as a spectrum than as a binary. Third gender or third sex is a concept in which individuals are categorized, either by themselves or by society, as neither man nor woman. It is also a social category present in societies that recognize three or more genders. . visions in which societies with more than two sex/gender categories are cast as superior to those Sex and gender · Modern societies without · History.