Being Transgender Argumentative Essay

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Being Transgender

Do you know what it’s like to be persecuted for just trying to be who you are? People who are transgender, those “who are born with typical male or female anatomies but feel as though they’ve been born into the “wrong body”” and want to present as a different gender than the one assigned at birth (ISNA, NP), do. This persecution is known as transphobia. Transphobia is the prejudice, discrimination, and gender-related violence due to negative attitudes toward transgender identity (Mizock and Lewis, NP). People that are transgender are affected negatively in a majority of aspects, which is seen through the statistics that haunt the community. They face discrimination in employment, education, housing, medical and other services (Vaughn, NP). Some say the reason they discriminate against them is because it goes against religion, it’s considered a mental disorder, and some say special protections are not needed (Pelleschi Page
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Although being transgender may seem like a trend or even a choice, it is not, many of those who realize that they are transgender face a long and statistically challenging journey with…show more content…
I wasn’t until recently that transgender people have gotten some of their own rights established. Though they are still harshly discriminated against and harassed. Transgender people have a statistically history of being abused and killed, with an all around rough lifestyle. They can improve their own lives by protesting for their rights and even changing their bodies to better represent how they feel on the inside. Things like HB2 in North Carolina does nothing but hurt the rights of these individuals. But, you can help them by joining these protests and being an ally to the transgender community. Being transgender is not a trend nor is it a choice, it is a hard and statistically challenging life, no one would choose to do this to be trendy or just for
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