The bathroom bill, which promotes the idea that schools need to provide trans students with bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity instead of their birth sex, is a very controversial topic, and with that comes some very different opinions. Mine, in fact, is rather complicated because I don’t understand what daily life is like for trans students. But before I state my opinion and back it up with psychological research I would like to break down the whole idea of transgender within the bill and how that relates to a scientific perspective. Okay, so in the proposed bill “gender identity” is defined as “an individual’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex that the individual was born with.”
Transgender identity in society is a group of people trying to hide their personalities to protect, hide or on the contrary, to show their true self to society regardless of people’s perspective. Even if they are trying to hide it, they will eventually slip and reveal their true self. On the other hand, some may intentionally expose their identity to public, for instance, transgender. The reason why I choose this topic is because there is no single explanation for why some people choose to be transgender to nowadays.
“Was It Illegal for Doctors to Take Cells from Henrietta Lacks Without her Consent?” How can you take cells from a human being and treat them as clothes that you’re just selling. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot told the story of the woman behind the famous cell line and the fact that her family did not know about Lacks’ immortal cells until more than 20 years after her death. Some believe it was legal to take Mrs. Lacks cells, while others disagree and say it’s illegal. It was definitely illegal for the doctors and scientist to take Henrietta’s cells without her consent.
According to Chinggu, LGBT couples around the world were still excluded. Similar-sex couples do not receive equal services and rights compared to opposite-sex couples. Like for examples, they do not receive equal treatments on some aspects of healthcare, pensions, housing and education. In addition, sex work has a great impact on job search. As a result, LGBT members prefer to keep their real gender identity for employment as well as not to be eliminated in the labor market.
Being queer is a state of mind. It is a term characterized by accepting and embracing that which is unique. It means opposing everything that is deemed normal. It is about imagining that everyone in the society has the right to be themselves and offer their views freely without being judged or hate which is the opposite of what is normal. Being queer means thinking beyond binaries like monogamous or non-monogamous, male or female because you believe that every individual has more than two sides.
While Medical Daily has proven that 15% of people say that abortion is morally acceptable, 49% of people believed that it is morally unacceptable and wrong. Also, there are doctors that won’t perform abortions based off of what they think is acceptable and what isn’t. Debra Stulberg stated, “While ob-gyns reported having encountered women seeking an abortion, only 14% said they were willing to perform the service.” To continue, people who can’t afford an abortion have the opportunity to use taxpayers money. People don’t think that it is moral for their money to be spent on abortions rather that it being used somewhere else for things throughout their community.
As an example of injustice in the modern world, in August of 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive that reinstates a ban on transgender citizens serving in the US military “in any capacity”. This law, as of yet, does not force currently serving transgender military personnel out, it just prohibits any more from enlisting. The cause of this ban was the concern about costs of gender-confirming surgeries for the military, and “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs
Socialization Gender stereotypes are over-generalizations about the characteristics of an entire group based on gender. Even though gender stereotypes have been perceived as having negative connotations, they can also have positive ones as well. We typically are defined by society due to gender roles which refers to the attitudes, behavior, and activities that are socially defined as for each sex and are learned through the socialization process. I believe when you have a society that has a manual on how to be a “REAL MAN” or “REAL WOMAN” and each sex has to have certain attitudes, behavior, and activities in order to be considered that is when stereotypes come into hand. We forget that men or women may do what the other does in their everyday
1) Gender: The state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones) (Oxford University Press, 2014) Sexism: Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination on the basis of sex. (Oxford University Press, 2014) Gender Stereotyping: the relatively fixed and overgeneralized attitudes and behaviours that are considered normal and appropriate for a person in a particular culture based on his or her biological sex. (Psychology Dictionary, 2014)
If an overwhelming 47% (a 16% net cushion) agree with the funding of a group, why would then go against the people you are meant to represent. Lastly, as citizens, those who should vote should use their power to find representatives that express their feelings properly. Unlike the colonists, we have the ability of proper representation and voter apathy is simply not a feasible solution in this day and age. So I believe a viable option includes a general push for women politicians and politicians properly representing the ideologies American’s
The civil rights movement and the right for the LGBT to marry one another are similar but also extremely different. Often we try to relate one event to another to try to heighten the importance of the current topic of debate. Doing this can often devalue the importance of a past event making it harder for the newer generations to relate to it and understand it. The reason why they are similar is because it is a group of people seeking equality that the majority of society already has. They are also similar because the group they hold ties to had no previous rights.
The Hobby Lobby case is an interesting one. I agree but also disagree with the decision made. I disagree because it seems like a way to discriminate against women. The business is essentially trying to make the decision on what is right for that individuals body regarding contraception and if and when they want to conceive a child. “This ruling ignores the scientific evidence showing that the health security of millions of American women is strengthened by access to these crucial services.”
Caitlynn Thomas Mrs. Simmons English 3 H 14 December 2015 Rough Draft Late-Term Abortion is Not Wrong or Unethical (too informal?) Late-term abortion has been a topic debated over generations and is still seen as a vital issue today. A majority of the population views late-term abortion as morally and legally wrong, which is mostly due to the manipulation of the government and media. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act signed by George Bush places the lives and health of women and fetuses in danger, as well as puts doctors at risk for providing safe care (Feldt). As this ban still stands, people listen to the majority of society rather than their personal thoughts on the topic.