2. Where did most of the influence of your initial impressions/understanding of LGBTQ people come from? (e.g., family, friends, television, books, news, church) It came from friends, school and television. Before I had a wrong impression of LGTBQ people because again I was influence by my father which though people with different preferences sexualize were not good people, but after I started to learn in school about their life and even talking to them, I realized that they are people that have good feelings and they are not doing anything wrong to anybody, I started to understanding them
James started to compare his skin tone with his mother’s skin tone and noticed that she was white however he was black. “When I asked her if she was white, she’d say, “No. I’m light skinned,” and change the subject again.” (Ch.4, pg.15) Ruth’s changing the topic of racial issues caused even more perplexity and insecurities within James. Because of his uncertainty, it was very difficult for James to decide how he fits into his conservative society. Also, in his community it was only the McBride siblings who seemed to come from the interracial family which made them partially feel like
“And while parents’ support of their children’s gendered behavior is not always and certainly not simply a conscious effort at gender socialization, their behavior is probably more powerful than they think. Even parents who strive for gender equality, and who believe that they do not constrain their children’s behavior along gender lines, have been observed in experimental situations to do just that” (Eckert and McConnell-Ginet, 743). We all have experienced this process while growing into the common “big boys and big girls” (Eckert and McConnell-Ginet, 742). Parents are making the mistake of teaching their kids to act the way they should because of the genital body parts each are born with. It will just raise the issue of gender inequality more when they grow up.
LGB adolescents become part of a minority group based on the societal view that heterosexuality is favored, leading them to experience heterosexism. Saltzburg found (2007) LGB youth struggle from the society narrative of heterosexism resulting in “fears of disappointing their parents and facing emotional rejection” (p. 58). Narrative therapy is effective with LGB youth and parents by using specific questions and conversations to challenge and discuss heterosexism and homophobia with the parents. One method is to externalize homophobia and heterosexism using conversations such as: 1) identifying and acknowledging in what ways homophobia and heterosexism have come to be constitutive of their life; 2) recognizing how homophobic and heterosexist
Though many vaccines have triggered skepticism and even complete avoidance, most notably the Vaccine-Autism debate, the resistance to the HPV vaccine goes beyond that of other vaccines**. When questioned about their mistrust, parents have cited the young age at which children are vaccinated and moral concerns***. However, it is very important that the vaccine is administered to children who have not be exposed to the virus for it to be most effective and provide the greatest protection against HPV**. The moral concerns of getting the vaccine is stems from the thought pre-marital sex is immoral and parents would like for their children to wait for marriage*. Even so, some 46.8% of American high schoolers have reported having sex, with 5.6% reportedly having intercourse before the age of 13**.
People also assumed that ‘family love’ did not exist in African American’s family. However, one of the episodes, Theo, the son, reveals, “If you want a doctor I wouldn’t love you less because you’re my dad…..Maybe you can just accept who I am and love me anyway because I’m your son.” This one simple quote changed people’s mind altogether. ‘The Cosby Show’ altered people’s mind with stereotypes against African American that they would use uneducated English and drugs and behave illegally. Thus, ‘The Cosby Show’ succeeded at breaking the bias towards African American families back in mid-1980.
Andrew Sullivan believes that denying homosexuals legal marriage is an insult to their equality. Sullivan feels that preconceptions of marital relationships that refuse homosexual marriage are ignorant, attempting to show that homosexuals are more than capable of such a commitment. He claims that legalizing homosexual marriage will help society, providing LGBT children with a healthy model for relationships and recovering the dignity of homosexual adults. Sullivan, despite his overwhelming knowledge on the subject, fails to demonstrate how domestic partnership serves as one of the best arguments for legalizing homosexual marriage. The author attempts to show the similarities between heterosexual marriage and domestic partnership by listing the various legal benefits shared between the two (31).
In a previous class I took, I saw classmates debate whether divorce is good for children or bad for them, but I did not learn much from the debate. The lecture on lecture 9 helped get a better understanding of the outcomes of divorce. I was able to learn that divorce can be good for children; if their parents’ marriage is full of conflict then the divorce has better outcomes for the children. However, if a child’s parents were in a low conflict marriage, then the divorce results in greater difficulty for children. This makes sense, since a child believes that their parents are fine since they barely fight, and then they are filing for divorce at what feels like was out of the
Issues like these may well be controversial, being based on an individual 's creed and principles. After researching for months about homosexuality, I came to a conclusion that the homosexuals should be treated no less than the heterosexuals. What the antagonists of homosexuality say are: it is unnatural; it is against the divine will of God, it runs counter to the tradition and more. Occasionally someone would bring up a "real" problem but most of the claims by the opposing side stand on the basis of a highly subjective valuation. As a result, they had to go to great lengths to expound on their position.
What's interesting is that gay marriages probably last longer than marriages that have to do with a straight man and woman together. Gay marriage probably has the most accepting parents full of love and no hate when it comes to raising children as well. I'm not saying screw a marriage between a man and a woman, anybody who gets married out of love is admiring, and amazing. However, gay people deserve to also express their love, and commitment the same way a woman and man are able to. We are in a place where it's now more accepting, but people still judge the love between people who want to be committed and share their love to one