At this point we only wish to establish the fact THAT we constantly feel compelled to seek for concepts and connections of concepts that relate in a specific way to the objects and events given independently of us.
you ask for my "gender", but gender is a grammar term! I'm being pedantic, it's often misused now for "sex". But we mustn't use that word, must we? In these days of extreme explicitness, we're coy about the word s-x.