Unconstitutional meaning that it violates the welfare patients human rights. The reasoning behind drug testing the welfare patients is because they suspect something that is unfair to the welfare patients.One of the federal governments in the state of florida required that welfare patients some unwillingly to do mandatory drug testing. Doing this will affect many people all throughout America (Robles). Based off of the evedine many welfare patients in florida felt intimidated by this because there human rights are being violated. This shows why drug testing welfare patients is unconstitutional.
In the 1980s, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome(AIDS) struck the United States and initially impacted the gay community the hardest. A homosexual man himself, Thom Gunn saw, firsthand, the effect AIDS had on the gay community when he lost many friends. An elegy to those taken too soon and an ode to those still fighting, Gunn wrote “The Man with Night Sweats.” In “The Man with Night Sweats,” Gunn utilizes tactile, visual, and kinesthetic imagery to convey the threefold progression of confusion, reflection, and helplessness those face when battling AIDS. In the beginning stanzas, Gunn incorporates tactile imagery of heat and cold as the man wakes to formulate the confusion those with AIDS experience in the beginning of their illness. Waking in the middle of the night, the speaker is disturbed from his passionate dreams.
The early 1900s was an era when homosexuality was denounced socially, as it was unlawful for majority of the world including the United States of America. Authors were cautious when discussing themes of homosexuality that did not conform with public opinion. Scott Fitzgerald’s wit and cleverness, were instrumental in showcasing the underlying theme of homosexuality without certifying it. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, protagonist Nick Carraway consistently possesses characteristics of a homosexual, through his adoration of Jay Gatsby, homosexual encounters and his apathy towards females. The Great Gatsby, is told in a first person perspective, through the persona of Nick Carraway.
In fact, Shrek is not only an ogre, but a green ogre. The many struggles that faced Fiona and Shrek explains how race is an issue for him. His situation with Fiona is an example of interracial marriage and the plot as a whole shows how stigmatic society is. Fiona kept insisting in Shrek II that they should not judge Shrek by his appearance. In fact, prior to 1967 interracial marriage as well as interracial sexual relationships were banned and highly restricted in many countries such as Germany, South Africa and the United States.
The LGBT community has faced endless oppression for identifying as something other than heterosexual and cisgender (identifying as the gender you were assigned at birth). This maltreatment ranges from giving a homosexual a dirty look for kissing their boyfriend or to the extreme act of declaring it as illegal across a whole country. When people think of the LGBT community, they think of it as only homosexuals. This community consists of those who love the same sex or identify as a gender other than the one on their birth certificate. This community is made up of those who society sees as different with
On the other hand, Loffreda notices the problem that is practically neglected by the media and the public, which the LGBT people’s position in the community are rather hard and the problem of hate and intolerance towards minorities are not yet solved. From the university president Phil Dubois, “nothing could match the sorrow and revulsion we feel for this attack on Matt. It is almost as sad, however, to see individuals and groups around the country react to this event by stereotyping an entire community, if not an entire state” (Loffreda, 244). The media is categorizing everyone in Laramie as the same, full of hate and prejudice, not because they are just generalizing the problem, but they want to feel superior and tries to show that they have more progressive mindset compared to the citizens in Laramie.
Philadelphia, a film released in 1993 starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington was one of the first major films to cover controversial sexual health issues in the United States. After the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, the media feared to exploit the deadly disease and issues concerning sexuality and sexual health were continued to be viewed as taboo. The film aims to depict the current issues (in 1993) dealing with HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and homophobia discrimination and the lack of knowledge and prejudices that accompany those issues. Tom Hanks’s character, Andrew Beckett, is a young and driven attorney that made partner at a high-powered law firm. Beckett conceals his sexual orientation as a homosexual male and his HIV/AIDS status from
The cause of Poe’s death is still widely debated today. Poe died of encephalitic rabies because of the likeness of Poe’s symptoms and those caused by rabies, Dr.Benitez backs his rabies theory up with irrefutable scientific evidence, also Pollin and Benedetto try to disprove the scientific evidence provided by Dr.Benitez with false information that portrays them as unreliable sources. Poe’s symptoms were very similar to those of rabies. Benitez says that Poe refused alcohol and could barely drink water: “Rabies victims frequently exhibit hydrophobia, or fear of water, because it is painful to swallow” (“Poe’s Death” 187). This statement by Benitez shows that he was hydrophobic and was not drinking anything.
In 1992, Mary Fisher spoke to the Republican party about HIV/AIDS. During this time, there was little to no government funding for the research and treatment of HIV/AIDS. People who had the disease were criticized and cast out from society. A veil of hatred was around the disease due to the thought that the virus was punishment to homosexuals, because the community saw the most damage. Mary Fisher aimed to stop these stereotypes and bring educated awareness to the issue.
Throughout the history, homosexuals have faced much discrimination and obstacles, where they are have been subjugated by the masses. Their rights have always been suppressed, where they have yet to achieve full legal equality as heterosexual couples and are often persecuted for their inability to conform into what society deems to be “normal” or what is “appropriate”. The homosexual movement was instigated in Germany on 1871, where there were harsh penalties for those who were caught in the act of sexual intercourse with those of the same sex, which was also seen as huge taboo in the Christian bible. The traces of prejudicial treatment towards gays and lesbians can be traced back to Roman Law and towards the medieval times, where the criminalizing