Stone Butch Blues Book Analysis

1807 Words8 Pages
I chose the Stone Butch Blues book by Leslie Feinberg because I want to learn about the potential community I will be working for. As a person that aspires to become a school social worker, I feel that learning about the LGBT community is very important. As it is depicted in Stone Butch Blues schools are one of the main institutes that impacts a child’s development and where they often discover who they are. It is in schools and at home that children start being molded into what society deems appropriate and where they first start experiencing oppression and discrimination for choosing to be different from everyone else. In the job that I am currently at, children who often refused to follow or adapt to the school 's rules, have a high propensity to engage in risk-taking activities and behaviors. I believe that until this day, schools are not developed to create safe spaces for those it has oppressed, instead, it focuses on educating a certain type of student, one which follows gender and social norms. There are many individuals that live in fear of showing true identity to the world because they simply fear that society won’t accept…show more content…
Jess describes how difficult it was to find a job and the constant discrimination she faced by the employers and the men who worked in the factories. Many of the men called Jess and her butch friends “he-shes” and looked at them with disgust. As well as did not allowed any butch women to reach a higher-level job and often fired them before they could get into the union. In chapter 8, Jess learns about the racism in the factories when she is told that she was going to be given a level five job. she finds out the reason she is getting the level job is that they do not want to give it to the black worker. Jess decides not to take the job and to fight the racism and discrimination in the

More about Stone Butch Blues Book Analysis

Open Document