The bathroom bill, which promotes the idea that schools need to provide trans students with bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity instead of their birth sex, is a very controversial topic, and with that comes some very different opinions. Mine, in fact, is rather complicated because I don’t understand what daily life is like for trans students. But before I state my opinion and back it up with psychological research I would like to break down the whole idea of transgender within the bill and how that relates to a scientific perspective. Okay, so in the proposed bill “gender identity” is defined as “an individual’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex that the individual was born with.”
The LGBTQ community is one that faces an ongoing storm of stereotyping and stigmas and the media is no relief from it. One major factor in this is the common trope of the violent and aggressive transgender woman, which is often shown through
A man is a man no matter how he dresses, so letting him into the women's bathroom is absurd. 2. Male perverts and pedophiles disguised as women (faux transgender people) will troll women's bathrooms and sexually assault our wives and daughters" (Lee). We could argue that one might be less critically bullied by using a transgender bathroom or be bullied more by using a bathroom with others of a different gender. For example girls bulling a transgender male using the same restroom as them.
Physical and sexual abuse, whether it is reported or not, is a problem that many prisoners face, however, transgender prisoners are key victims of this violence. Transgender inmates are 13 times more likely to be a victim of sexual assault/rape than non-transgender inmates (Brown 2014). Allen J. Beck (2014) reports an alarming result of 39.3 percent of sexual victimisation among transgender inmates in state & federal prisons, along with, 26.8 percent in local jails throughout America. For transgender women, most of them are incarcerated in male prisons based on their gender at birth. This raises significant risks of sexual assault/rape from the other male inmates as they present as a woman with feminie characteristics and demeanour.
Those service members that heed their training and have the mental flexibility will help build the military services of the future. Transgender individuals are already serving in the ranks of the armed forces. Getting rid of the recognized obstacles that inhibit transgender personnel from operating as their identified gender, presents them with the identical chance their fellow service members have, will solve the health care offered for their mental and physical needs, and will give our leaders the opportunity to overcome the leadership and logistical difficulties for transgender incorporation into our
Imagine that you're on the front lines of combat with the opposing team shooting at you or you're in noncombat and working as an engineer for the military, and all you want to do is help out your country stay safe and make sure nothing happens to the glorious nation, but you can't. And why? Because you have people crawling down your neck and harassing you for reason and one reason in particular, you like the same gender you are. As a matter of fact, with the acceptance of gays into the military and the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy, the tension between straight and gay soldiers didn't disappear completely, but more actions need to be take by the military and citizens to help lessen the tension and the effects of it. It used
Ante Kurtović Annotated Bibliography UWRT.150.83 October 17, 2014 References Cooper, A. (n.d.) Changing gay male identities. New York City, NY: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. This book presented the changes in sexual identity.
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
For the past year society's standards of homosexuals has changed dramatically, last summer gay marriage has been legalized in all 50 states in the us. Now sympathizers of transgender are trying to advocate for bathroom changes for transgender, these people are demanding equal rights to bathrooms that they associate with. I personally find this outrageous and immoral. The concept is very ludicrous, why are we allowing people to choose their gender? It’s ridiculous, I personally believe or would like to think that all children were raised as one gender, and that their parents educated them on the simple concept of where to use the restrooms.
If any service personnel were discovered to be transgendered they were considered disorderly, and that they were part of a disease called disorder of impulse control. Most often they were taunted with needing psychiatric help. In the old days, most people would associate any type of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD for short) with homosexuals. This next law carries into today even though anyone is a target for STD’s if you are not proactive in practicing safe sex. HIV members are not allowed to enlist in the military and those who are in the military currently and have already tested positive are tested again every two years.
Cisgender and heteronormative privileges challenge those that do not fit into these categories, yet strive to be unique which I will discuss throughout this paper. Since transgender people have begun to come out and talk about their gender identities, death rates have risen greatly. Sadly, we live in a society in which people have to live in fear for being different than others and expressing who they are. A difference should not get someone killed because we are not objects and should not be categorized as such. We do not all fit into the binary categories that have been opposed on us, why should those who stand out be punished for what they have no control over.
Cisgender and heteronormative privileges challenge those that do not fit into these categories, yet dare to be different which I will discuss throughout this paper. Since transgender people have begun to come out and talk about their gender identities, death rates have risen greatly. It is sad that we live in a society in which people have to live in fear for being different than others and expressing who they are. A difference should not get someone killed because we are not objects and should not be categorized as such. We do not all fit into the binary categories that have been opposed on us, why should those who standout be punished for what they have no control over.
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.
On April 22nd an article by Reuters titled the “U.S. Conservative Group Boycotts Target Over Transgender Policy” appeared in New York Times.The American Family Association were among the first to disapprove of Target’s policy that allows employees and customers who are transgendered to occupy bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. Target’s policy is geared towards an inclusive gendered usage bathroom system however, this idea was not shared. AFA claimed that this policy exposed specifically women and girls to sex predators because the policy "means a man can simply say he feels like a woman today and enter the women 's restroom ... this is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims”. As an organization that supports families, they are concerned about the safety of their family but they assuming and leaving out other factors.
Transgender students are denied the right to feel comfortable and included while others enjoy that right. There may be many more students that enjoy this right than are denied it, but under the 14 amendment, the government cannot “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws,” not even the minority. All students