In the end they only seem to work against each other. Recently gay rights activists and the “Black Lives Matter” movement have been butting heads over media attention. Just a few months ago, homosexuals were given the right to marry and although this is a joyous moment and a victory for gay men and women (and everyone in-between) some have argued that it has caused a regression in the progress for the “Black Lives Matter” movement throughout the fight and victory for marriage equality. Timothy Stewart-Winter from the New York Times recognizes this regression and lack of attention for the other social movements that came from marriage equality in his op-ed piece, The Price of Gay Marriage. In the op-ed he states that, “Gays must now devote to the fight for protection from discrimination the same resourcefulness and energy with which we fought for the right to marry.
However, just as many are saying no because it goes against the teaching of their God/religion, and that the lgbtqa+ community already has enough rights. Recently, laws have been passed such as marriage equality, and lgbtqa+ being able to adopt in all 50 states. Nonetheless, lgbtqa+ still don 't have protection against employment discrimination, lgbtqa+ can 't donate blood, lgbtqa+ conversion therapy is still practiced, and the result of all of this discrimination is that some lgbtqa+ have committed suicide; therefore, the lgbtqa+ community still doesn 't have all of the rights they deserve. Many Lgbtqa+ face employment discrimination. There’s still no federal law
(Gibson.pg.310) Another way that the depiction has changed is that gays and lesbians are the funny character rather than the suicidal one like in the 1980’s films, it shows the community as if all lesbian and gay are supposed to play this funny like role. In Finding out, John Lyttle told the Independent on Sunday that “it has begun to be the norm on TV. Gay culture is not all about that stereotype. Its like gay men are only acceptable if they play the court jester.” Although, gay and lesbians have not been invisible in the television and media, they have been depicted in many different stereotypes throughout the decades. The media has created the depictions of gays and lesbians from being freaks of nature, violent, depressed, complex, and a joke.
Reading Desperate Housewives discusses several aspects of the show, including queer dilemmas. The eighth chapter written by Kristian T. Kahn contains that Marc Cherry “is a self-proclaimed ‘gay Republican’” (McCabe, 95). Cherry supports Republican values and he is also homosexual which appears in the show, so left and right wings also can enjoy it (McCabe, 97). The creator of the show has a lot in common with Andrew Van De Kamp. When he came out to his mother, she was surprised and worried about the fact that they would not meet in heaven.
Cardinal Spellman is one of the best schools in the Bronx. Many people are successful after graduating from there. Sonia’s parents made the right decision in sending her to catholic school. I would say that her mother, who works her butt off just trying to make sure that her kids get a good education. Her mother is struggles to make good money at her nursing job.
On August 8, 2009, Sonia Maria Sotomayor became the first justice of Hispanic descent to be seated on the United States Supreme Court. Her upbringing in a Puerto Rican household in the Bronx, significantly shaped her decision making first on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1991-1997) and later, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1997 - 2009). Today, Sotomayor continually advocates for the basic rights of Americans; this is demonstrated in two of her recent opinions: (1) her 58 page dissent of the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (2014) decision, in which the Court decided, 6-2, that states could prohibit the use of affirmative action at public universities; and (2) and her opinion on the Brumfield v. Cain (2015) which
Tillie Olsen writes in a way that empowers women. In “I Stand Here Ironing” she writes of a young woman doing her best to raise a child on her own all while providing for her family. The narrator of the story “recalls the obstacles she faced as a single mother during the Great Depression and their inevitable consequences for her firstborn” (Werlock 1). “[She] was a young mother, [she] was a distracted mother” (Olsen 29) which lead to her raising of Emily to be incredibly difficult; “Her father left [the narrator] before she was a year old. [She] worked her first six years when there was work, or [she] sent her home and to his relatives” (Olsen 28).
I think ERA failed to pass because all 50 states did not supported ERA. ERA also failed to pass because “most people supported the idea of women’s rights in the abstract, but they weren’t sure what the consequences of such an amendment would be, and they feared the possibility of radical social change. “As book says that by early 1973, thirty states had approved ERA and also in next four, other five states also have approved ERA. Three states short of necessary, which bring to 38 states have
Honestly, the message still applies, but with the recent legalization of gay marriage, I doubt that we have nowhere else to go but by moving forward and accepting that the gay community is for the most part accepted. We may get people who still dislike the community, but with the recent generations being brought up to understand what being gay means, there shouldn’t be any serious issues in the future. But take my opinion with a grain of salt, there will always be people who dislike gay people no matter how much you educate them. And that is because through ignorance and influences from either old generations or religion. I also with that people who are uneducated about what the gay community is remain similar to one of the characters being interviewed.
But others, still look down on people and don't try and help people like Scout when she invited Walter for dinner or how scout looks up to Calpurnia is a example. Now we try to accept people no matter what color, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc. Now we as people try our best not to offend someone or try to accept how they are and see from their point of view. A example of how now we accept something different is Legalizing gay marriage for all 50 states, yeah some people still won't accept it or will still hate it. But most people have or will just accept it because it's now a way of life and no matter what you do people won't be able to stop
However, I personally think it is wrong to convert to Christianity just to run away from what you are and I believe most Hmong family do so just for that reason. The culture is so rich and beautiful that it hurts to see a Hmong child not being able to speak Hmong. You identify yourself as Hmong; you are Hmong-American, but you can’t speak the language. I am ashamed that the parents of the child didn’t teach their children the language. The Hmong writing system is almost gone where only few elders know them.