All over the world, Transgender and others under the LGBTQ umbrella for gender identity encounter a large amount of controversy. I agree with this statement because of the inequality between transgendered individuals and cisgendered individuals. Bullying is a huge problem when it comes to Gender Identity; schools, workplaces and even public areas aren’t safe for queer people anymore due to the distaste that some people feel towards these individuals. In some states, schools and workplaces are banning bathrooms for these individuals and are forcing them to use the appropriate bathroom, or the bathroom of their birth gender. The military used to be a sanctuary for transgendered individuals because gender doesn’t necessarily matter in the military
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. The Tasmanian Council for Sex and Gender Diverse People (Australian Human Rights Commission 2011) argued that trans people should not be forced into incarceration on the basis of their gender at birth or put into isolation for their protection.
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. School age children already often feel they are up against the world suffering endless bullying. Gender identity only further complicates the chances of being bullied but to put male children with females in a bathroom or female children in a bathroom full of males only puts those children at greater risk of being bullied by their peers. And scarier, being bullied behind heavy wooden bathroom doors out of sight of teachers and school
Women and men have their own category of bathroom which is women 's bathroom or mens bathroom. Without a bathroom that separate from the transgender people then many women and men aren 't comfortable going to a public restroom at school and in public. People have this sense that they don 't know who’s coming through the bathroom door , it could be a guy for all they know. Having transgender going into a bathroom they believe they belong in is dangerous. For the fact that a women could be intoxicated in the bathroom but rather than a woman finding her there , it 's an intoxicated transgender going to the bathroom. Having separate bathroom can be a reassurance to people that they can be safe in public and can trust people coming into the bathroom.
Ethics involves systematising, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. A male pretending to be a female is not ‘right’ behavior, vice versa. If a male was to walk into a female bathroom, would woman be comfortable with that? If a female walked into a male bathroom, would men be comfortable with that? Is this okay for someone to do because they tell you they are “Transgender?” This is one of the questions we aren’t asking about
The recent hot debate in our society focuses on the new controversial policy for public bathrooms to be identified as gender neutral. People who identify as a gender other than their biological sex are allowed to use the bathroom based on how they identify themselves. Elizabeth Vliet, is a current physician, has acquired specialized training from Johns Hopkins Sexual Medicine Consultation team, and provides her stance about the gender neutral bathroom policy will promote the increase of danger, especially for women. Vliet has treated numerous patients over the years regarding sex and gender issues. Vliet has identified some similar characteristics among the patients she treated over the years. According to
Canadians take pride in their health care system; however, most Canadians are unaware of the disparities that exist for transgender persons within health care. Being ridiculed, denied care, or treated unjustly because of a self-identification as transgender goes against the core values of the nursing profession (Canadian Nurses Association, 2009); despite this, ten percent of transgender participants in the Ontario Trans PULSE survey reported that they had experienced these demonstrations of prejudice when accessing emergency room services. This statistic may be lower than the reality due to transgender persons frequently avoiding the health care system (Bauer & Scheim, 2015). According to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Code of Ethics (2009) nursing staff are expected to provide, “safe, compassionate, competent, and ethical care” (p. 3); however, due to lack of policies and lack of education nursing staff and physicians are detrimentally adding to the stressors of transgender life.
Because of their relative invisibility in public life, many people have a poor grasp on what being transgender really is. To be fair, this is a complicated issue, encompassing its own subsection of the LGBT+ community with its own unique groups. To put it simply, a transgender person is somebody who identifies as a gender other than the one written on their birth certificate. This often means identifying as the opposite sex, but some transgender people live in between the gender binary or outside it altogether. Typically, transgender people live express their identity in different ways: dressing as their preferred gender, going through hormone therapy to alter their bodies, undergoing sex reassignment surgery to change their genitals, or a
A scholarly article called “Voices from Beyond: A Thematic Content Analysis of Transgender Employee’ Workplace Experiences” written by Melanie E. Brewster, Annelise Mennicke, Brandon L. Velez, and Elliot Tebbe talks about how transgender people have had positive or negative actions in their workplace. These people were either transitioning while at their workplace or already transitioned. The transgender people who had negative experiences were more stressed and continually had anxiety about going to work. Their co-workers rejected them, and they were feeling discriminated. An example of this was being abused verbally, or even getting outed (if they did not want others to know right away). Oppositely, others have had positive experiences, which has made their work life easier. Co-workers were open and friendly to their changes and offered helpful feedback to maintain an easy lifestyle while transitioning. There was no judgement which made them feel accepted and at ease. This study connects to Schilts book because it shows how transgender inequality is a huge issue. Admitting that this does not look at trans women vs. trans men, it does represent everyone as a whole. The ignorance that some people have is large and it shows their fears and
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. How delusional, what message will this send to the future generations if we allow atrocities like these to continue. According to the US amendment- the law of the land- our right is protected by freedom of speech, which one can interpret as being tolerable for others point of view, but this issue is contradicting to the pursuit of happiness, how other US citizens right are being violated. Why should the majority get condone for the actions of a few, must we
Denying transgender students the right to use the restroom they identify with is unconstitutional. It is in violation of the 14 amendment, specifically the Equal Protection Clause, Title IX, and would overturn the Auer Doctrine, which would be unbeneficial.
Suppose that a man is sitting in a McDonalds and his 8-year-old daughter needs to use the restroom. Assuming that she can handle herself he lets her go, as she is walking to the restroom a 40 something year old potbellied man in a pink dress also starts walking towards the female restroom. Now if he gets up to stop this man he could be fined and in certain instances be arrested. Because of Title IX (9), if someone ‘identifies’ as a certain gender they can use the restroom that they identify as. This has risen major concerns around the country. The laws protecting Trans-rights and Title IX should be disbarred. This should be mostly because it is leading kids to believe that if they think differently, they should get some-sort of special treatment,
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.
On March 23, 2016, the controversy bathroom ban was signed into order by our former Governor Pat McCrory. The conflict first arose in Charlotte, the state’s financial center. In March the city council passed an ordinance that transgender people may use the bathroom, according to the gender with which they identify. It has cost the state millions in lawyer fees and in entertainment revenue loss. This paper will enlighten you on the following issues surrounding HB2 such as, what is HB2, major companies against HB2, the loss/cost of HB2, government transparency, the words behind the wall of HB2, and Governor Roy Cooper.
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. We are all humans, yet we are acting like savages over such a little