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
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
Jason Dunlap was awarded “employee of the year” four times and has shown remarkable work ethic in his job. His sexual orientation and gender should not and did not impact the work he had accomplished for LaMark Elementary school during his ten years of employment. During this time, the school even recognized him for his outstanding work, regardless of the fact that he is transgender. Undergoing a sex change does not change Jason Dunlap’s work ethic, and therefore is in no way a justification for the intolerance Mr. Dunlap was faced with. This case is about the discriminatory actions of a bigoted school board and faculty.
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.
This case involves Gavin Grimm, a male student at Gloucester High School who will begin his junior year this fall. He is 16 years old student at Gloucester High School located in Gloucester County, Virginia. A transgender male student sue his school board on discrimination ground because it banned him from the boys’ bathroom. He demanded the district allow her to use the boys’ restroom because she identifies as a male. School officials, though, denied the request in December, 2015.
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,
The dress code policy for every school is different. From personal experience, I feel that females are more targeted at my school over boys. I have friends at different schools who can wear almost whatever they want and not be in violation of a school’s dress code. For example, one day a friend of mine, who attends Southern Boone High School, wore volleyball spandex and a very slim spaghetti strap tank top. If dress codes are going to be implemented, they need to be in affect fairly. When dress codes are implemented fairly school administrations will have less trouble dealing with upset students and their parents.
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.
Christian author Madeline Kirksey said she was fired as the manager of Children 's Lighthouse Learning Center because she refused to go along with parents who decided to recognize their little girl as a boy. A six year old girl has been attending a private school in Katy, Texas for the last four months as a little girl. The child’s parents are a same-sex couple, two men, who “decided” that she was transgender. The child’s parents cut the girl’s hair short and workers at Children’s Lighthouse were told to begin calling the girl by a boy’s name.
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”.
For “Adolescent and Transition Medicine” the claimsmakers are expertise because many of them have medical degrees and work in medical setting, so many of them have professional degrees and are educated. The Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s has been in existence for more than 40 years and their purpose has 7 criteria: “Availability of age-appropriate services, Visibility of adolescent, preventive, healthcare guidelines, Quality care, Confidentiality of medical information requiring adolescent consent (with encouragement of family involvement), Affordability of access to care, Flexibility of healthcare providers to recognize and respond to individual and diverse needs of adolescents, Coordination of medical, mental health, social and other services.”
For many generations, social movements, like segregation of schools and black rights, have made a tremendous impact to the United States of America. Many of those past movements have been started by influential leaders, like Martin Luther King and Malcom X. Fast tracking to the 21st century, many social movements, like the rape culture of women, the wage gap, body discrimination, Black Lives Matter, transgender bathroom use, etc., are now created through social media. Although many have argued that social advocacy impacts social issues, closer examination of social media proves that social issues are not resolved through social advocacy.
Ashton is a 16 year-old transgender boy from Manteca. He is known as a boy, but was assigned to the girls ' gym class, this singled him out since he was the only boy in a class full of girls. This made him devastated and uncomfortable. He couldn 't focus in his other classes. In North Carolina, the law is to use the bathroom that is written on their birth certificate. I believe that people should use the bathroom that they identify for because people are being treated unfairly. In addition, people won 't feel left out in any of their classes if they are being treated as the gender they are identified for.
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.