In this letter, I would like to show you why, and possibly encourage you to agree that schools, community centres, and other public facilities need least one gender neutral restroom stall and/or changing room for non-binary and gender nonconforming students, citizens and to the root of what we all are, humans. I’d first like to explain to you what transgender and non-binary genders are, and why they’re important, and why transphobia affects us all. I will start with transgender, transgender is the most commonly known non-binary gender identity, describing when a persons sex (what they were assigned with at birth based on their body) does not align with their gender (identifying as male or female), whilst sex is based upon what is between your legs, gender is based upon what is between your ears. Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes Transgender as: “of, relating to, or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which
A major issue in schools today is the understanding and acceptance of the many cultural identifiers that we all hold. Incorporating transgender restrooms in schools is a highly controversial topic that has been on the rise as more and more individuals demand equality. Until recently, public school restrooms were clearly separated and labeled for male or female students. These individuals requested a safe place to use the restroom in public schools, demanding gender-neutral restrooms. There are many things to take into consideration before a decision can be made; the historical background of these cultural identifiers, the arguments for and against the issue, injustices towards both parties, and the potential solutions.
I am replying to question one. This is a very intresting topic that I have never heard of. I never even thought about what bathroom transgernder men and women should use. In my opinion, they should use the bathroom of their new gender that they have transformed into becuase that is who and what they are now. It should not be that confusing to children if they look like the gender they have transformed into.
“We need ethics to help us decide what to do in situations not covered by laws: for example, areas beyond the reach of law, such as personal relationships, but also in situations, such as biotechnology or the internet, that are so new that the legal system has yet to catch up” (Goldburg, 2009). Ethics involves systematising, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. A male pretending to be a female is not ‘right’ behavior, vice versa. If a male was to walk into a female bathroom, would woman be comfortable with that? If a female walked into a male bathroom, would men be comfortable with that?
The main focus of this journal article is how transgender prisoners are mentally and physically denied the right to pass as women in a prison meant solely for men. Jenness and Fenstermaker (2014) state that these transgender inmates have to be definite in their femininity so as to receive a form of ‘recognition’ and ‘belonging’ of their chosen gender, and even then it is difficult as they are in a men’s prison and are therefore understood to be as ‘male’. This immediately serves as a Human Right’s concern, as even prisoners have the right and privilege to be whomsoever they want to be. Jenness and Fenstermaker (2014) argue that although every human possess that right, transgender prisoners being sexually assaulted is 13 times more likely than
This political cartoon illustrates a more satirical aspect of the transgender conflict. It illustrates a women using a urinal next to man. This can be interpreted by showing how reality would be if they pass the law which states that transgender people have to go to the bathroom which the sex on their birth certificate states. This would help my argument by implementing comedic aspects into my piece while still showing the seriousness of the topic.
The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments became known as the Reconstruction Amendments. They followed the Civil War and attempted to guide the legal status of the African American population. The 13th Amendment formally abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It also gave power to Congress to enforce the amendment. The 14th Amendment established Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection.
When I was in middle school, I’d see many girls complaining about how boys were disturbing them. They would touch them without permission, or they would spread rumors about them and give them obscene looks. I remember that none of the teachers cared at all. They’d just say “C’mon girls, it is not a big deal. That’s how boys joke now”.
This paper will take a look at the way society approaches transgender bathroom rights, and propose a solution to the argument. It addresses any concerns raised by the proposal, and provides sound and compelling arguments as to why all public spaces should contain a unisex bathroom for any gender to use. Keywords: gender, transgender, bathroom, unisex When a transgender or non-binary person goes to use the bathroom, they are forced to face an impossible choice. Do they enter the women’s bathroom, or the men’s?
As explored through the lens of school culture and change theory related to anti-gay bias, enacting appropriate protective policy serves as a primary agent of school culture change. One means to closely examine and address the issue of the ongoing victimization of LGBT students and the adults obliged to provide an equitable learning environment is through comprehensive public school policy that explicitly addresses bullying and harassment related to anti-gay bias. Research shows that comprehensive public school and district policies that define language to protect sexual minorities, sexual orientation, and gender identity can be effective in combating anti-gay bias, especially bullying and harassment (Cianciotto & Cahill, 2003). Despite all the supporting data that state that LGBT students are harassed, victimized and face challenges in their learning environment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011; Fetner & Kush, 2008; Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 2008; National GLBTQ Youth Foundation, 2010; Mayo, 2006; Ripski & Gregory, 2009), and despite evidence to support that a school with adult advocates and clear policy that embraces LGBT students is impactful (Biegel & Kuehl, 2010; Cianciotto & Cahill, 2003; Griffin
Every year more and more issues arise over the usage of dress codes in the United States. A more recent development over this would be, how dress codes affect transgender as well as gender nonconforming(gnc) students. The diverse argument has been brought up many distinct topics debated in several papers and reports. Two of those***Both articles have varying audiences. “Can a Boy Wear a Skirt?”