The recent hot debate in our society focuses on the new controversial policy for public bathrooms to be identified as gender neutral. People who identify as a gender other than their biological sex are allowed to use the bathroom based on how they identify themselves. Elizabeth Vliet, is a current physician, has acquired specialized training from Johns Hopkins Sexual Medicine Consultation team, and provides her stance about the gender neutral bathroom policy will promote the increase of danger, especially for women. Vliet has treated numerous patients over the years regarding sex and gender issues. Vliet has identified some similar characteristics among the patients she treated over the years. According to
In 1790, Judith Sargent Murray, a writer and publisher from Massachusetts, published an argument regarding the equality of sexes. In Murray’s opening sentence she states, “our souls are by nature equal to yours.” The statement provides insight of the purpose of her argument, that men and women are equal. The men and women breathe the same breath of God, and that neither is lower than the other. Murray says that from her observations there are “as many females as males, by the mere force of natural powers, have merited the crown of applause.” Therefore, whether female or male, they have both been praised with fame. Secondly, Murray recognizes her opposing argument, the ones who are superior in mind and strength. Since man is the beginning of creation, he holds the strength. However, there have been such females with this strength, and also men who behold the strength specified “effeminate” to females. Therefore, if animal strength proved nature, if there are females with the superior strength equivalent to a man, it is said to be an advantage. However, she asks for equality, and not advantage, over sex.
Suppose that a man is sitting in a McDonalds and his 8-year-old daughter needs to use the restroom. Assuming that she can handle herself he lets her go, as she is walking to the restroom a 40 something year old potbellied man in a pink dress also starts walking towards the female restroom. Now if he gets up to stop this man he could be fined and in certain instances be arrested. Because of Title IX (9), if someone ‘identifies’ as a certain gender they can use the restroom that they identify as. This has risen major concerns around the country. The laws protecting Trans-rights and Title IX should be disbarred. This should be mostly because it is leading kids to believe that if they think differently, they should get some-sort of special treatment,
In Hesiod’s didactic poem, Works and Days, the reader is introduced to the story of Pandora and the Jar. Written in around 700 BCE, this work shows how disobeying the gods may lead to a series of unfortunate events, while also providing modern society a sample on how ancient civilizations attempted to explain why events come to pass much like how Christianity describes the begging of the world and how disobeying God leads to negative events. Both these works give the people something to believe in. Pandora and the Jar can be seen as Ancient Greece’s version of the Bible’s Genesis.
Physical and sexual abuse, whether it is reported or not, is a problem that many prisoners face, however, transgender prisoners are key victims of this violence. Transgender inmates are 13 times more likely to be a victim of sexual assault/rape than non-transgender inmates (Brown 2014). Allen J. Beck (2014) reports an alarming result of 39.3 percent of sexual victimisation among transgender inmates in state & federal prisons, along with, 26.8 percent in local jails throughout America. For transgender women, most of them are incarcerated in male prisons based on their gender at birth. This raises significant risks of sexual assault/rape from the other male inmates as they present as a woman with feminie characteristics and demeanour. The Tasmanian Council for Sex and Gender Diverse People (Australian Human Rights Commission 2011) argued that trans people should not be forced into incarceration on the basis of their gender at birth or put into isolation for their protection.
Through my daily life I started to see more and more boy dressing as girl in shopping malls and then being criticized for it from our people. In Trumbull Mall I have seen a lot men dressing up as a female, but they were acting like guys. I went back to this article “What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?” by Ruther Padawer. To find this “I just hate being misunderstood,” he told his
All over the world, Transgender and others under the LGBTQ umbrella for gender identity encounter a large amount of controversy. I agree with this statement because of the inequality between transgendered individuals and cisgendered individuals. Bullying is a huge problem when it comes to Gender Identity; schools, workplaces and even public areas aren’t safe for queer people anymore due to the distaste that some people feel towards these individuals. In some states, schools and workplaces are banning bathrooms for these individuals and are forcing them to use the appropriate bathroom, or the bathroom of their birth gender. The military used to be a sanctuary for transgendered individuals because gender doesn’t necessarily matter in the military
‘Others’ are in a way shunned and alienated because they do not fit into the dominant categories depicted in our culture. This is illustrated in the essay “Purity and Pollution” by Nancy Fischer when she explained that as time has gone on not necessarily the act but the identity of the person performing the act determined the morality of it. This is why minorities can be shamed because the dominant group will claim superiority over them. Fischer writes, “people may use what we call ‘informal social control’ – gossip, shunning, giving people nasty looks, calling them names – to communicate that they are not following the norms of their social milieu and that they had better step in line and conform if they want others’ acceptance and friendship”
Imagine a world where your safety could be in danger for trying to do your business in a restroom. If anti-transgender laws are passed, this will be the fate of transgenders in America. The amount of anti-transgender laws being passed are on the rise, bringing bad news and problems for everyone. It violates one of the Education Amendments, and brings harm to everyday citizens. Everyone gets affected and made uncomfortable by these laws. Passing transgender laws would create unnecessary conflict between state laws and education laws. It would support the idea of discrimination against transgender people. In fact, the laws would be ineffective because police cannot enforce the law without harming possibly innocent bystanders. In other words,lawmakers should not pass laws forcing transgender people to use the
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.
Should transgender bathrooms exist? The topic is constantly asked among modern day society whether there should be a specific bathroom meant for transgender people, since not many people understand what transgender people go through they are not hesitant to put their own opinions on the matter. Giving reasons based on bias opinions, some examples of this is when people see a person who looks like a woman, and ends up going to the men’s bathroom, people are quick to judge saying what is this woman doing in the men’s restroom when the women is also a man. Confronting issues like this can be hard on transgender people because they have the hardest time finding out who they are, they might have both parts from men and female, leading to the decisions they must choose which one are they. Are
Gospel of Luke will show Jesus is someone that will take a serious and personal interest in those that are poor, in the women of society, and those that are powerless in the various communities. Luke shows how he believes that Jesus’s birth, His growing up, and the path
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with due to the facts that it is safer for everyone, transgender-inclusive policies are not a safety risk, harassing and assaulting are not problems. In a letter by, the ninth grader, Skye Thomson says he gets dirty looks entering the women’s bathroom at his school due to the fact that he’s a transgender boy-born a female and identifies as a male-which makes him feel very uncomfortable and unsafe. Schools are a place for students to feel safe. Yet for transgender people, it’s a completely different story. Going to school is a nightmare due to the consent name-calling, harassment, and physical assault.
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity” - Nelson Mandela. Intolerance is the unwillingness to accept someone or a group of people just because they’re different than you or what you believe in. Imagine if you were a part of the LGBT community and you weren 't allowed to marry your significant other in North Carolina just because you are the same sex, if you couldn 't go to a nightclub without being shot at, or if you weren 't allowed to use the restroom in public since you are transgender.