There are still “feudal-era attitudes toward the sex of unborns and the women who carry them,” (Ostrovsky). A study from Ohio State University discovered “that women who chose not to learn their child’s sex may be more open to new experiences and combine egalitarian views about the roles of men and women in society with consciousness,” (“Pink”). This article goes in depth on . Including that expecting mothers who scored high on a test of parenting perfectionism, were more likely to have known the sex of their unborn baby (“Pink”). Ostrovsky admits in her article that most women are “terrified at the thought of having a daughter”.
As a result of a lack proper education, women are misinformed about the changes their body is going through, adapting a negative self-image. In parts of India, the onset of menses is referred to as “menstrual pollution,” which is a concept that further encourages a sense of embarrassment in women (Dube, 1988). The negative mindset is only perpetuated and historical views persist throughout modern day when such ideas are not terminated. Research discussed in “Menstruation and Body Awareness” elaborates that a lack of education coupled with a prevalent taboo has made it nearly impossible for adolescent girls to become aware of the biological processes taking place in their bodies, allowing many myths to be spread. In a case study done in Pune, India, women were encouraged to ask questions that they had about the process of menstruation.
Gender dysphoria is the dissatisfaction with the biological sex one is born with which results in a multitude of symptoms. The dysphoria often associated with wanting to alter one’s body and gender expression to be parallel with what is felt to be one’s gender identity. Either a trans person is born with a female mind and a male parts, or the alternate. (Phillips, 2014). The mind cannot be operated on so the only choice is to help trans-sexualism is to alter the body using surgery and other hormonal replacement therapy options so it mirrors what the mind sees.
Acceptance, a basic principle taught at a young age. Also one of the many things James Hurst's “The Scarlet Ibis” symbolizes. We are all taught acceptance is a good thing, we are told we deserve it, and we are told we should not only seek it from others, but also give it to others. Yet, even after the bountiful lessons on acceptance, there are people who do not have the luxury of being accepted.A perfect example of one of those people is Doodle. Although Doodle is accepted by his mom, and dad, he does not acknowledge it.
“Among the various ways men can help women, paternity leave is sometimes mentioned as a good place to start”...“they would help remove the professional stigma surrounding maternity leave and level the playing field.” He also tells us that only twenty-nine percent of those who take it are men. The reason why men don't take advantage of this privilege is because we are expected to be able to endure any type of hardship. "Women who ask for family leave are behaving in a more gender normative way, compared with men who request a family leave....” says Dorment. I could attest to this due to the fact that I’m a man. From the time I was born I’ve been hearing how men have to be tough and how they never cry.
Being Transgender Do you know what it’s like to be persecuted for just trying to be who you are? People who are transgender, those “who are born with typical male or female anatomies but feel as though they’ve been born into the “wrong body”” and want to present as a different gender than the one assigned at birth (ISNA, NP), do. This persecution is known as transphobia. Transphobia is the prejudice, discrimination, and gender-related violence due to negative attitudes toward transgender identity (Mizock and Lewis, NP). People that are transgender are affected negatively in a majority of aspects, which is seen through the statistics that haunt the community.
Having the power to choose whether to give birth to a boy or girl is a very powerful and disturbing tool. In the book, Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl, she tells a story about places like China, Vietnam, and India who are aborting female infants because “Males are the dominate gender.” The general research question of this study is to figure out why this is happening without looking at this as a “culture” issue, but as a universal gender imbalance phenomenon. Throughout the book, Hvistendahl talks about different stories of women who decided to get an abortion. The mind blowing part of all of this is that they truly believe they are helping their country with controlling
In “Bedecked”, Redel raises attention about the different approaches to parenting in a situation when a parent’s son is more flamboyant than society would deem acceptable. Redel can handle the criticism and “other mothers looking”, but wanted none of it to change the purity of how her son “loves a beautiful thing not for what it means- / this way or that”(16-17). She ends her poem by asking readers if their “heart was ever once that brave”, for going against social norms and not confining to them (21-20). In addition to the older woman and younger man double standard, Calbert's “In Praise of My Young Husband” lists examples of the world’s different romances to note that there is not just one single type: “young lovers like to drink too much / and make a drunken, careless love, / why couples always cook so much” (19-22). Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love.
She wanted “husbands [to] know that their wives had sense like them. They see, and smell, and have palettes for both sweet and sour” (4.3.105-107). Emilia was speaking up for other women and wanted their husbands to know that their wives are also humans, and have the same emotions that men do. Women were supposed to be obedient and have no opinion, but Emilia disobeyed these rules and openly expressed her opinions. No male during this time would have suspected anything similar to this of their wife, but the fact that Shakespeare even wrote about it hints to readers that Shakespeare may have believed in equality for women.
Surely, the same-sex parents are capable of loving their children no less than heterosexual parents. However, the strong opponent of same-sex marriage legalization psychologist Trayce Hansen claims that children need more than just love and benefit only from the traditional model of family relationships with one male and one female parent that allows them to develop healthy relationships with people of both gender and reduces psychological problems later in life (Hansen 35). However, the adoption of children by