In the Guardian, it says “Transgender youth faces high rates of bullying, homelessness, abuse, physical and sexual assault.” (Filipovic “From school to society, the intolerance transgender people face”). Other negative effects that they face are getting easily fired from their jobs, denied housing, do not have easy access to medical care and do not have equal treatment like other people have (Filipovic “From school to society, the intolerance transgender people face”). While transgenders already are facing more struggle than straight people, they have been given another unfair struggle to deal with by
In addition, incidents of physical assault were at 35%, and individuals who were victims of sexual violence were 12%. (Martin,2011) In fact, the harassment was so bad that 15 percent of those individuals felt forced to leave school prior to graduating or higher education. The harassment was perpetrated by both peers and teachers. This harassment pattern carried over into everyday life and LGBT individuals were continually subjected to harassment, hate crimes, and violence. And, to make matters worse, many of them are also at an economic disadvantage from their years in school where they may have ended up failing or dropping out to escape the horrible harassment they had to endure just because they were members of the LGBT community.
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
Then you detect what the magnitude of the situation is…school uniforms. Who would want to see everyone look the same? Uniforms look hideous, plain, and just an overall abominable enforcement in schools. Most students hate wearing them, and from experience, I was one of those students back in high school. School uniforms are overall a horrible enforcement because uniforms restraint one’s individuality, cost a good amount of money, and are despised by most of the student body.
Walking around Sandcreek Middle School I often hear students saying phrases such as “That’s gay” referring to it as if it were another word for stupid, or calling each other “queer” and “faggot” as a way to address their friends. I am sick of it. It’s painful for those in the LGBTQ+ community to commonly hear something that they are being used as something that is stupid or worthless. I am not a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but it physically hurts me whenever I hear something like that being said. It makes me cringe everytime I hear it, knowing that those who are in the LGBTQ+ community feel even worse.
The LGBTQ community has also been oppressed. They were described as ‘sinners’ by dominant groups. They were stereotyped to more likely molest and rape heterosexuals. There was also a devastating shooting in an Orlando LGBT night club, killing 49 individuals and injuring countless. Homosexual African Americans are denied access to resources due to their sexual orientation.
In both college and high school, “students are forced to take classes they hate” (Raskin 25) , which plays a role in them turning to cheating to receive that passing grade they need. Students feel the need to cheat as if that is going to be the only option to pass any class. Surveys provided in the article “The Whistleblower Effect” prove that many undergraduates are under constant stress and are very worrisome so they turn to cheating. As if cheating was not irresponsible enough plenty of students also turn to drugs to relieve the stresses they face in schooling. Why is cheating so popular?- an individual might ask.
South Africa has included gay rights in the constitution, but this legal protection does not always guarantee that the will enjoy this rights in practice. This hatred of gay people starts in early childhood at schools where these people are harassed and bullied due their sexual orientation. Gay youth are far more likely to be bullied than students of the majority sexual orientation. In fact, the percentage of gay youth that are bullied is 2 to 3 times higher than that of heterosexual youth. To make matters worse, the school environment can be extremely caustic for queer youth regardless of whether they’re the target of gay bullying.
The following year, the Anti-bullying law of 2013 was passed, both administers primary and secondary schools and implemented rules to address bullying and discrimination, the policy covered sexual orientation and gender identity as one of prohibited grounds for bullying and harassment.. But, these policies aren’t adequately instigated due to the absence of monitoring, effective implementation and inadequate instruments and information about LGBT issues. Discrimination and harassment done by fellow schoolmates and teachers are continuously experienced by homosexual youth which leads them to a disadvantage (Human Rights Watch, n.d.). Discrimination and harassment of homosexuals have its negative effects as the risk and incidents of bullied homosexuals having depression, anxiety and committing suicide. On the other hand, according to the study of Kenny and Patel (2017) about Social Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians Rapidly Changing in Developing World, that changes in social attitudes are driven by the modifications of government policies.
Discipline. According to Dr. Joseph Kosciw, GLSEN’s Chief Research & Strategy Officer (2016), “It is abundantly clear that LGBTQ students face disproportionately high levels of school discipline due to hostile school climates that ultimately deprive many of them, not only of their education, but also the success in life that education affords. Given the findings of Educational Exclusion, we must redouble our efforts to create supportive schools for LGBTQ students, particularly transgender and gender nonconforming students, students experiencing homelessness, students with disabilities and students of color.” He added, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students face high rates of school discipline, including detention, suspension and expulsion from school, according to a report released today by GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students.” He argued that comparing non-LGBTQ students and LGBTQ students, the latter were much more likely to have experienced heightened and intensified kind of discipline. This, he thinks, is often due to the harassment and discrimination that LGBTQ students face in school and in community-based settings. In his research, he concluded that LGBTQ students have a tougher disciplinary measure as compared to non-LGBTQ students, and therefore governments need to ensure that there is an equal intensity and consistency of discipline in school settings.