Greta Christina’s observation and opinion is clearly stated in her essay, “Trans People and Basic Human Rights.” Christina addresses one of the biggest topics that is greatly discussed about today, cisgender people and their botheration with transgender people. Her thesis, why do cisgender people care, is straightforward in that she starts off by agreeing with the opposing side and going to explain why cisgender people care and how they should not care. Although Christina’s point of view is skewed toward her opinion, she clearly explains the process she goes through when accepting transgender people, how she cannot be the voice of transgender for she is not one herself, and later goes into statistics that support her point. However, her argument is invalid because of the fact that she herself is not transgender (as she states) and her attempts at bringing down the opposing argument are weak. Christina’s first paragraph in her article begins as though bringing up a topic in a conversation.
Comparing Boys and Girls and Emma Watson’s speech for her HeForShe campaign Gender is not referred “to sex, but to this set of prescribed behavior,” as said by Marlene Goldman’s “Penning in the Bodies” (Goldman). There are many rules set upon an individual as to what is acceptable and what is not. The short story Boys and Girls by Alice Munro focuses on the implications the narrator had to endure on her journey to womanhood by reason of gender stereotypes. Emma Watson’s speech for the HeForShe campaign targets on abolishing gender inequality. Despite inequity, there is a myriad of comparable traits that are shared by humans which portrays our personality.
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
As can be seen both Gamble and Darwin try to associate gender with essentialism. For instance, the way they build certain vocabulary and divisions around it makes them both at fault of not considering the grey areas of gender. Gender is mostly seen by them as either man or woman and fail to see the middle of gender such as intersexuality and gay and lesbianism. An essentialist by theory has no middle to their views simple a black and white and although both are correct to some extend they are both failing to recognize the individuals in which don’t categorize themselves as such. I will now discuss on an article by Fox Keller to help me further explain my
He analyzes that the common notion of masturbation, a solitary private act of sexually pleasing by an individual does stand the close scrutiny. He portrays how the criterion of penetration as a distinction between masturbation and sexual acts fails the rational analysis. Other modified definitions of masturbation also run into trouble. He finally concludes, after giving many modifications of the original common sense definition of masturbation, that in truth most of our sexual acts are in essence masturbatory. He disagrees with some other philosophers like Goldman who think that masturbation is not even a sexual activity.
Many males did not take into consideration their own faults and actions when it came down to it. Readers could take away from this novel how the world has evolved since the time period this book was written in, but how girls will till face some of the challenges like men degrading women in our world today. The feminist theory shows that many women feel that these circumstances and perspectives should be changed, and all humans should be equal. Everyone is at fault for their own actions and that is a message readers could take from this
However, it does restrict men who are wanting to purchase sex. This concept is highly debated because if two adults are consenting to the transaction of money for sex, there is no reason it should be criminalized. This argument is further criticized by anti-prostitution activists that say it undermines gender equality and promotes the objectification of women (Glazer). These activists capitalize on the problems that harm reduction/elimination methods fail to absolve and argue for complete criminalization of all sex
There are many stories about de-transitioning, and they are typically not written by people who are against the transgender movement. They are written by people who realize transition isn’t what they needed after all. They are written by people who urge caution. This is the necessity of a certification from a duly licensed practitioner A true transgender person who truly has Gender Dysphoria will stand by his or her decision to become the preferred gender. A true transgender is determined to self-identify.
Discrimination against LGBTQ people is important/needs to be addressed because so many people get treated unfairly because some people don’t support people being who they want to be and who they have a right to be. So many people get bullied, harassed, excluded because they’re transgender, bisexual, gay, lesbian, etc.- and it 's not right! On Hillary Clinton’s campaign website, she stated, “There are still too many places where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are targeted for harassment and violence. There are still too many young people out there feeling hopeless and alone.” An article in the Washington post stated, “But previous Pew polling showed 53 percent of LGBT ers see themselves as facing "a lot" of discrimination.”
One type of harassment that women encounter are “male-dominated industries like construction, where women are seen as an interloper, and women experience high levels of harassment” (Golshan 2). Men have felt that women are taking their careers away from them and try to scare them away from wanting that specific career. The men have harassed women to make them feel inferior in the workplace and women feel that they cannot speak up against their actions. There are other industries that “have harassed women in low wage jobs, like hotel cleaners or farm workers, experience high levels of harassment because they do not have the bargaining power to push back” (Golshan 2). Women are scared because the level of power they do not have compared to their male co-workers.