Social construct is one of the code phrases of the post-modern Left. It is either explicitly or implicitly preceded by the words "merely a". When sex, as in male or female gender, is called a social construct, the purpose of calling it that is to validate --actually, to mandate-- alterations in it. After all, what is merely socially constructed can obviously be socially de-constructed. Right?
I wonder, though, in this frame, what human phenomena are not socially constructed?
The other oddity is that culture --which is obviously socially constructed-- is considered inviolable and sacrosanct...as long as the culture is not White Western. In which case it is merely an oppressive system of power relations crying out for de-construction.
One of the other fun things about this worldview is that race is considered both sacred and fixed and at the same time a deceptive social construction that does not really exist. When it serves an anti-White agenda, race is a fiction. But if, suppose, Ex Cathedra, in transgender fashion, decided to socially reconstruct his race...well, come on. Are you crazy?
As I move farther and farther way from liberalism --first and briefly, libertarian, then a dozen years or so of American style conservatism and lately, what I can only call a kind of reactionary stance-- the entire edifice seems like the walls of an insane asylum.