In their respective pieces about the transgender community, Mari Birghe’s piece falls short due to its lack of detailed examples and its heavy reliance on eliciting sympathy from the reader to persuade as well as its failure to see the other side of the argument while Elinor Burkett’s piece proves far superior due to its multitude of extensive examples in addition to its surplus of concessions. Burkett’s piece is stronger in part due to the surplus of concrete examples provided in contrast to Birghe’s meager examples. In Elinor Burketts’s piece, which states transgender women are not entirely female because of their previous male privilege, she intertwines many specific examples that help to prove her overall message. This is that transgender
Jason Dunlap was awarded “employee of the year” four times and has shown remarkable work ethic in his job. His sexual orientation and gender should not and did not impact the work he had accomplished for LaMark Elementary school during his ten years of employment. During this time, the school even recognized him for his outstanding work, regardless of the fact that he is transgender. Undergoing a sex change does not change Jason Dunlap’s work ethic, and therefore is in no way a justification for the intolerance Mr. Dunlap was faced with. This case is about the discriminatory actions of a bigoted school board and faculty.
Suppose that a man is sitting in a McDonalds and his 8-year-old daughter needs to use the restroom. Assuming that she can handle herself he lets her go, as she is walking to the restroom a 40 something year old potbellied man in a pink dress also starts walking towards the female restroom. Now if he gets up to stop this man he could be fined and in certain instances be arrested. Because of Title IX (9), if someone ‘identifies’ as a certain gender they can use the restroom that they identify as. This has risen major concerns around the country.
In the second week of September, Brian Burke came to our school to talk about acceptance of who you really are. The presentation was largely based around his son’s involvement in the LGBTQ community, and how you should not be ashamed of who you are. He correlated it to our unit “relating to others” by speaking about how when we accept others we become better ourselves. We should not turn away people based off of sexual orientation, culture, and general differences, but rather welcome them. No matter who you are you can have a normal life that even includes athletic activities.
Jess begins working at a bar in Buffalo where she is welcomed as a family and she is able to express her gender identity without being picked on. Since it was the 1960’s, lesbian bars were dangerous, and it wasn’t a safe place for Jess or butches. The policemen would frequently raid the bar and arrest Jess and other butches dressed in male clothing. In contrast, transgender women have free access where policemen don’t target but violence against these transgender women is still active. According to Advocate, “Law enforcement agencies reported 5,928 hate crime incidents in 2013, and of those reported 20.8 percent motivated by a victim's sexual orientation” (Advocate).
Facts of the case Same Sex Rights Vriend v. Alberta,  1S.C.R. 493 There was a guy named Vriend who was a college instructor. At the time he was in Alberta located in the prairies of Canada. In the year 1988 he was given a full time permanent position as a laboratory coordinator at a college. In the year 1991the president had told Vriend to resign from his position of being the college instructor due to the fact that he was homosexual. Vriend then refused to quit his job that the college fired him.
The Stonewall Riots are said to mark the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement, and it was largely initiated by transgender women of color. Over the next few decades, legislation would be enacted to aid the cause for equality. By 1977, trans athletes could play on the teams of their gender identities, and by 1993 anti-discrimination laws were extended to transpeople in Minnesota. In the 21st century alone, transpeople were getting invited to the White House, playing in college sports, and serving as judges, all without having to hide who they were (“Milestones in the American Transgender Movement”). Hardships are still all too common, unfortunately, but much progress has been made nonetheless, and the fight continues to this
To keep the educational opportunities equal for all sexes, including transgender, schools must allow transgender students to use the restroom they identify with. Doing otherwise would create a stigma attached to transgender students (since students could be initially unaware that the individual is transgender) causing their learning environment to become uncomfortable, hurting their studies. Under Title IX, the school isn’t allowed to treat G.G. differently because of his sex,
Description Peculiar Benefits is a memoir written by Roxane Gay. According to Roxane Gay (Peculiar Benefits May 16, 2012, para. 2) " To this day, I remember my first visit and how at every intersection, men and women, shiny with sweat, would mob our car, their skinny arm stretched out hoping for a few gourdes or American dollars." In the second passage of peculiar benefits Roxane Gay made reference to a genuine past experience, making the reading a memoir. Peculiar Benefits centralizes on Roxane Gay's assesment on privilege and her emotion towards self-delegated privilege police.
Over 90% of students who identify themselves as LGBTQ hear discriminating comments on a daily basis at school. People who are from this community have a bigger probability of being victims of hate crimes than any other minority group. This violence is made up of hatred and aggression towards the queer community. Despite personal opinions, everyone deserves to feel safe.
A physician has an unenviable position. He is closest to man approaching a god-like stature and when that god stumbles, the consequences can be disastrous. This is even more so in the field of psychiatry where the fact that mental illness exists is not disputed, but the diagnoses and treatment is often suspect. However, despite the demise of 'doctor knows best ', we still need to trust a psychiatrist since diagnosis is based on a patient 's expressed thoughts and overt behaviours rather than solely on biological phenomena. This requires not only that the patient trust the doctor, but even before that, the doctor appreciates and understands the context of those behaviours; behaviours that are influenced by the patient 's environment.
Case Analysis: Gay-For-Pay Introduction This case takes place in Wichita, Kansas, a midsize city in the Midwest. Located in Wichita is the Wichita Center for Families (WCF), an agency that provides a variety of services for at-risk families and youths. Alicia Hall is a 25-year-old MSW student from Wichita State University, currently interning within the "youth-at-risk outreach unit" at WCF. Alicia has 2 years of bachelor level case management experience with adults with mental illness and has a passion for the LGBT community.
The film, Growing Up Trans, was a great medium for me to better understand and reflect on gender socialization, gender identities, and countless variations within the transgender communities. Each child and his/her stories give the audience an insight to both the personal troubles of living as transgenders and the systemic errors of the society that intensifies these troubles. Undoubtedly, the children in the film expressed their discomfort of being characterized as the deviants. Deviants are those who are perceived as outsiders and who violate what the society considers true and correct (Charon). In our society, heterosexuality and gender conformity – one’s gender identity matching one’s sexual identity – are considered the norm.
People once used to enslaved people and abused people who simply had different skin tones; they were not conceived as human under the law. Now as history has shown us, that wasn’t justice. In every civil rights conflict we are only able to recognize the just point of view years after the fact and when the next conflict comes along we are blind once again. (Amanda) As I’m writing down this paper we are repeating history once in for all. LGBT communities are just HUMANS who are