While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying. The constitution gives us many civil rights and remedies. One of the liberty granted to us is to be in pursuit of happiness, which homosexual people are not allowed to chase. They cannot be married to the person they love. It violates their freedoms.
Being a young girl, she too knew that she was only as valuable as far as her beauty would go and as sexually available she was. This can be seen when she is discussing a date that she is supposed to go on with a young boy, with her friend Pingguo. She asks Pingguo “how can I trick him into thinking I 'm a virgin?” Even as a young girl, who has her whole life ahead of her to work hard and show her worth and prove herself to the world and make something of herself, she too herself now believes that she will only be valued if she is sexually open and also especially if she is a virgin. Through this dialogue we can also see how a woman’s virginity is the dependent factor of whether or not she is worthy and deserving of true love and a genuine, lasting relationship with a man. Furthermore, she was wrongfully fired by Ling Dong due to her assaulting a client because of the way he inappropriately touched her.
I have known her for the past eight years and I had no idea that she identified as bisexual. I was not aware of her sexual orientation because recently she realized that she is also attracted to the opposite sex. She is now dating another person that identifies as a butch. Hearing my friend talk about how in love she is with her partner made me feel happy for her, but I also kept thinking how my faith does not accept homosexuality. Furthermore, my faith also does not tolerate anyone who discriminates against any other individual because only God can judge.
Schools and workplaces don’t often refer to their students or workers by their gender, and prefer to use their sex, which can lead into abnegation from both sides. This system completely neglects all the intersex people who don’t want to be seen as just one sex. Many still feel that gender or sexuality is a choice, and even demand that it is their human right to discriminate those who are part of the LGBTQ community. Some companies and institutions have policies not hire queers, or serve them as customers. In the news, few months back, there were a lot of news how trans people had to choose a bathroom based on their sex, not their gender, which some of them represented fully.
Discrimination feels like a relic of the past--something Americans struggled against and that the United States outlawed in the 1960s. But this was not the case for LGBT individuals. Today, in America, land of the free and the home of the brave, a lesbian can be fired simply for being gay. A gay couple can be refused a wedding cake for the most important day in their life. A gay couple could be refused their right to adopt a child.
There was no consideration for woman suffrage, facing ridicule from the more dominant male figures. Fitzgerald portrays this in his novel by making the woman subservient towards the male characters in the novel. This issue that was brought up by Fitzgerald would not bother a woman born in the 1920s, for the reason that woman back in the day had different values and living standards compared to the current societal norms. It was normal for a woman to act and be perceived as compliant and inferior to men. In the perspective of a millennial the issue of women being subservient to men is absurd.
Football players should not be punished for their opinion and issue in which they protest in the United States because it brings awareness to society issues, use social status, and even though people disagree that the protest should not happen during the National Anthem. However, it the best time to show the fans what issues they are protesting. This act of protest is nothing new to America, but it has only just become an outrage due, to the involvement of the president and many other average citizens that claim it to be an unfit way to protest. The first instance of this act dates all the way back to World War II, when the Supreme Court voted down a demand that the flag should be saluted during the Pledge of Allegiance (Sachs 1). Then time goes by until 1996 when basketball star Abdul-Rauf was suspended for the length of one game, due to him refusing to stand for the national anthem for a religious purpose.
The first example of the emotional effect rape has on a person is Maya’s relationship with herself. Throughout the novel Maya struggled with finding her identity and feeling displaced and insecure. While some of this was caused by a lack of parental love or by a culture that praised white beauty, a majority of it is caused by her rape. After Maya was raped, she was suddenly both a woman and a child, yet she felt like neither. She didn’t know where she belonged because she had experienced a very mature moment at such a young age.
Society should not be supporting it. Society should advocate against premarital sex because it encourages loose conduct. Unbelievably, not abstaining from sex outside of marriage is a wrong to the majority of people. 91% of adults consider extramarital sex wrong, according to a Gallup survey. When it gets out to people that you had sex outside of marriage, you will be quickly labeled as easy, loose, or a sure bet.
Feminism has been brought about by our ancestors to fight for equality in the society. Because they felt that girls were the underdogs, they made a stand to change this paradox but in the generation that we have today, only little know about feminism. For a fact, those who took a subject directly leading to topics like feminism are the only ones who really know what feminism really is. Because of this, it seems as though the efforts of the people who fought for women to vote and to work just like men were all put to waste. Often, when you ask a high school student about feminism there would be no answer at all or if she does answer, the answer would be “it’s about girls fighting for their rights” but it is not merely just about that.