Self concept plays a contributing role in a person’s characters and actions (verbal and nonverbal). I am a seventeen year old female who is Hmong, Chinese and Colombian and grew up in the suburb of Chaska, Minnesota. People who have shaped me are my family, friends and peers. The Breakfast Club is a film about five students who spend a day in detention and discover who they are to themselves and others. The character profile on each of them include their self perception, goals, values, strengths, weaknesses, verbal/nonverbal behavior, family, and self disclosures. The profiles identify who each character is; there are two characters in the film that closely resemble my own self-concept and awareness and one who seems to be opposite of myself.
Loyola University psychologist James Garbarino once said, “Most of these killers are best understood as untreated, traumatized children who inhabit and control the minds, hearts, and bodies of adult men.” This quote relates to Truman Capote’s most complex character, Perry Smith, in the novel, In Cold Blood, as he did not have a very great childhood. As a child, he has witnessed constant violence and he was neglected multiple times. When Perry was young, he witnessed his father brutally abuse his mother which ultimately led to his parent’s divorce. Also, throughout his childhood, Perry ended up in a series of orphanages and Salvation Army homes because of his mother’s drinking problem. He was only able to pass third grade as a child because he and his father moved around so much, but as an adult he has a lot of interest in education. By this time, the psychological damage has been
There are many example of what it mean to be human. It is natural to feel the desire to fit in with a group that is considered to be “normal”, but it can also be very damaging when people are always saying that you 're not. As people grow up they form their own opinions based on their experience. Junior is a Native American teenage who lives on an Indian reservation with him mother, father and sister. Junior sees himself as a poor Indian kid that is trying to change his fate. He decides to go to school off the reservation, to Reardan high school in order to seek a better life. It is again, a part of human nature to have the desire to fit in. Throughout the novel the authors shows how one 's opinions about themselves can alter due to other’s opinions on them.
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
“Concerned exclusively with oneself: seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage in disregard of others-” this is the definition of selfishness (Merriam-Webster 's Collegiate Dictionary, 2003). Self-centeredness can often cause people to be blind to those around them, and causes them to neglect others in pursuit of their own desires and wishes. Jay Gatsby only thinks of himself and views himself to be the center of his own reality he lacks the ability to think about how his actions affect those around him. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby’s ego and self-centered personality stifles any consideration he may have for others. Throughout the novel Gatsby’s actions towards others are used to support his own amusement and pleasure, and once that person served their purpose Gatsby cut them out of his life forever.
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.
In J.D. Salinger's “The Catcher in the Rye” [book titles always get italicized, not underlined or quote marks] he discusses the lonely and confused life of holden caulfield. Capitalization errors. It was also the process in which Holden grieves about the death of his brother. Although not the whole book was about his brother's death, it plays a big role on Holden's part because of the effects of Holden's grief over the death of his brother, Allie, and how he needs to get some kind of closure or find a way to move on and live his life.
The autobiography, A Child Called “It”, by Dave Pelzer is a remarkable story that follows Dave as a young boy. As an outsider, the Pelzer family would seem to be an ordinary family with two affectionate parents and four playful brothers. Although, in the interior of their house is an entirely contrasting image. Dave is constantly abused by his mother. She causes severe damage to his physical health by beating his emaciated body, torturing him in the bathtub by nearly drowning him, shoving chemicals down his throat, and forcing him to complete labor despite his serious wounds. Additionally his mother manipulates his mind by demanding him to sit in a “prisoner of war” position, rejecting any praise from school teachers, and treating him as a
“Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” ( Shakespeare,prologue, page 1 lines 0-10). That was talking about the suicides of Romeo and Juliet and the person I hold the most responsible for their deaths is Romeo. Ihave three main reasons why he is the cause of his and juliets death. They are first off he is moody teenage and evey one knows that you cant trust thoes people. Second he makes impulsive irrational decions. And finally he cant get his emontions under controll like most hormonal teens.
I was born trans, and I will die trans. There is nothing parent’s, my priest, or myself could have done or will do to change that. I came out as transgender the summer before I started high school, and let me tell you this, it was quite a shock to my parents. Let me tell you this, there is no amount of hints you can drop that will make two gold star Catholic parents ponder, “Hmm, I think my daughter, just might be a boy,” even if you go the extra mile to the most tomboy person imaginable, cut all your hair off, only wear boy clothes, and develops an obsession with studying trans people while reporting back to them. Not even for second will it cross their minds. I knew my entire life I was a boy, but I didn’t know I trans until I fourteen. I blame this on poor exposure and lack of education.
Transgender is the term used to describe an individual whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth. The documentary, “Growing up Trans”, is a sensitive clip to watch about young youths who attempt to navigate family, friends, gender, and the medical decisions they face at puberty. “Growing up Trans” focuses mainly on transitioned young youths. The transgender youth from the documentary links to many theories from chapter eight. Theories such as socialization, gender, sexuality, homophobia, transphobia, and microaggression are associated with “Growing up Trans”.
When you think of a transgender child, you may think of a little girl or boy playing dress up in superman or princess clothes. Being, a transgender child is deeper than playing dress up or liking certain things that triggers their interest. Children, all around the world have changed their gender, because they believe they were born to be something different from who they are. People say it just a phase and soon it’ll pass, I don’t think this is true for all cases. Some people have been transgender since they were kids and continue to be. Why is it so hard to show respect to those who prefer to be someone different? Even if it was just a phase it is always reversible, they 're still human and they have feelings. I don’t think someone else would like it if they were disrespected, because they took a certain interest in something. Being bullied is like being hit by a truck, it hurts and it damages you for the worse. Should Transgender children be respected? Transgender children should be respected, because their human, changing gender doesn’t change who they are, we as people can try to prevent suicide in those with dysphoria who is bullied.
The film, Growing Up Trans, was a great medium for me to better understand and reflect on gender socialization, gender identities, and countless variations within the transgender communities. Each child and his/her stories give the audience an insight to both the personal troubles of living as transgenders and the systemic errors of the society that intensifies these troubles.
The term “transgender” is a label that was never used until the mid 1960s. According to history, “Psychiatrist John F. Oliven of Columbia University coined the term transgender in his 1965 reference work Sexual Hygiene and Pathology (“Transgender”)”. When a transgender person desires to be the opposite gender, they may get an invasive surgery to fully transition into their new identity. Multiple transgender people have started to announce the having of the surgery has destroyed their future (Bindel). People have the right to be whatever gender they aspire to be, but transgender people should do public activities and should stay grouped with their biologically assigned sex.
Understanding gender and sexuality as socially constructed categories is important because it helps people understand a certain group. Gender and sexuality is expressed in many categories and people must be careful not to mix people in the wrong category. Simply because one expresses their sexuality different from another person does not mean they should be bashed or treated differently. Sometimes it does not matter what you identify as, who you identify with, people will always judge you, so its best people just do what they want. Putting gender in a category helps others not stereotype them as something they are not. In class, we learned about different types of groups, and how they are viewed from the world perspective. The importance of the gender and sexuality being socially constructed does matter, and it let people choose their identity.