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Transgender Conformity - In the words of Ellen Wittlinger regarding transgender “...you can only lie about who you are for so long without going crazy” (“GoodReads”). It is a shame that society would force a person to hide their identity but many have concealed themselves in order to conform into social norms. One group that has been socially marginalized and forced to hide their true selves are the transgender community. The definition of transgender is “Appearing as, wishing to be considered as, or having undergone surgery to become a member of the opposite sex.” (“Free Dictionary”) People have many prejudices and ideas of what transgender is but many times these are erroneous....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Transgender in Sports - Transgendered people in America have made many great strides since the 1990s. They have encountered violence, lack of health care, and the loss of homes, jobs, family and friends. There have been many phases of the struggle of being transgendered in America over the years. The current phase we must be in now is equal rights. There are many variations of discrimination against the transgendered community. In our society we simply do not like what we do not understand. It is easier to discriminate than to try and understand....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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“Transsexual and Transgender Policies in Sport”, - According to Heather Skyes in her article “Transsexual and Transgender Policies in Sport”, the vast variety of genders that make up our society today including transsexuals and transgender are still not accepted into the world of sports due to anxieties from large sporting organizations. In our culture, there is a ‘binary structure’ which separates male from female. When a person is transsexual or transgender, the binary structure becomes challenged. There are so many exceptions to the binary structure, that it becomes nearly impossible to universalize “gender inclusive policies”....   [tags: Article Analysis, argumentative, persuasive] 938 words
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Transgender Voice Therapy - Male to female (MtF) transgender people often feel as though they can be perceived as a woman until they begin to speak (Hancock, Krissinger, & Owen, 2011). As a result, this population is becoming more represented on speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs) caseloads in an effort to feminize their voice and communication styles. There are several aspects of voice that can impact the perceived gender, including pitch, vocal quality, resonance, and prosody. Typically a higher fundamental frequency (F0), breathiness, more forward-focused resonance, a slower rate, and a smaller pitch range help the speaker to be perceived as a female (Owen & Hancock, 2010)....   [tags: Language]
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The World of Transgender, Homosexual, and Intersex Individuals - Sex and gender make up one of the most basic functions in our society. Gender helps delineate tasks and how we refer to people, and is reinforced for us throughout our lives (Lorber 2006). Gender interacts with sex in varying ways (Disch 2006). Those who are not strictly heterosexual male or female are not readily accepted and face adversity as they bend gender and defy sex. It has long been debated whether there is a difference between sex and gender, and if so, what that difference is. In recent years it has been suggested that sex is a purely biological term, and gender is socially constructed, or defined and enforced by society....   [tags: Gender Studies, argumentative, persuasive]
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Transgender Students and the Learning Process - Transgender Students and the Learning Process Introduction Identity is a key factor of an individual in the society. Identity often is skewed despite the rhetorical statement: “You are who you are.” However, many times a society unconsciously attempts to mold the identities of individuals into homogenous products. The important thing is not to let yourself prejudge individuals or acts of people because this creates an assumption that brings a stigma against the individual. Transgender people face the difficult challenge of being accepted into society because they either do not fit a traditional gender assignment to their sex, or they are not willing to specify a particular gender recognized by society....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3963 words
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Oppression and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Oppression Generations ago, the United States was a country of the male wardrobe. Today's movements for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are leveraging the existence of more globalized and open systems. Besides, the promotion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population have been acknowledged through smart partnerships within conventional, political and economic scene, while the males and heterosexuals are still pervasive....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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The LGBT Community and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - As of 2015, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to struggle for equal rights held by their straight counterparts. Socially, LGBT persons are subject to discrimination, hate crimes, and stigma, while legally, LGBT persons encounter obstacles that preclude them from basic rights afforded to every other subculture in America. One of the most divisive issues related to LGBT rights has been same-sex marriage, which has been creating conflict both politically and socially dating back to the 1970’s (Finnis, 1997)....   [tags: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender]
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Translating Transgender: A layman's guide to the least-known minority - Translating Transgender: A layman's guide to the least-known minority Who hasn't been told to "just be yourself and people will like you?" It seems like such a simple notion. But what if being yourself could lead to harassment, rejection, isolation, unemployment, homelessness, physical violence, or even death. Not so simple anymore, is it. Sadly, this situation is one that confronts transgendered people worldwide on a daily basis. Laurie Johnson*, a tall, robust Fall River resident who underwent male-to-female sex reassignment surgery in 1998, says that she can hardly leave her house without being hassled....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Gender Papers] 2893 words
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Repression and Fear of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Americans - Repression and Fear of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Americans Every June thousands of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender people gather in different locations around the world to celebrate Gay Pride Month with dances, festivals, and marches. The categories of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender are fairly recent; the term "homosexual" used to refer to all individuals of a sexual orientation other than heterosexual. The tradition reached its thirty-fifth anniversary this year, and while the number of participants has skyrocketed since the first march, the rights for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender people have not altered significantly since 1970....   [tags: Sex Gender Homosexual Essays]
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Transgender Issues in Patriarchy, a Look at "Boys Don't Cry" - The film, Boys Don't Cry, Kimberly Pierce's brilliant work of 1999, is the true story of, Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, played by Hillary Swank, who created a male identity for herself. Brandon was born in 1972 and died at the hopelessly young age of 21. The actual story takes place within the last two weeks of Brandon's life, in 1993. The movie, a dramatized documentary, was released in 1999. Brandon is a transgendered individual; he was born a female, but feels that he would be happier living as a man....   [tags: Gender Studies] 1543 words
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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009—Ensuring Equality in the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Workers - For 29 States in the US, it is legal to fire an employee for being gay, lesbian or bisexual. 38 States in the Union have no laws on record preventing discrimination against gender identity or expression—commonly known as transgender. While these statistics may be disheartening for many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals, it is not all doom and gloom. Employment protections and rights for GLBTs have grown exponentially in the past two decades. Fortune 500 companies have helped lead the charge for securing equality for gays and lesbians in the workplace....   [tags: Discrimination, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Mercury Symbol - The Mercury Symbol My mom’s former boyfriend Rick, now known as Andrea, became a woman over a decade ago. Andrea is a transgender person whom the Mercury symbol represents. For transgender people, the Mercury symbol stands for their personal inner striving to become the gender they feel they were meant to be, equality, and pride. Happily, Andrea and my mom have remained friends since she became a woman. For many people who cross the gender line, acceptance does not always come so easily....   [tags: Sex Gender Crossdresser Transsexual Essays] 925 words
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Making the Cut - Making the Cut In response to the failure of the International Bill of Gender Rights to pass congress in the fall of 2010, I propose a film that challenges society to examine the controversies surrounding gender identity construction and transgender people (Phyllis Randolph Frye, Esq., 1.) My film, "Making the Cut," is based loosely on the true story of Johns Hopkins Hospital case study "Joan/John," and chronicles the life of athlete Carla/Carlos Garcia (Diamond, 1). The film uses the example of sport as an indication that society is not yet ready to fully accept transgender individuals into its community....   [tags: Women Gender Issues Essays] 1007 words
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Male and female gender constructs - Our cultural beliefs dictate that there are only two biological sexes corresponding to two genders (Newman, 2001). The male and female constructs often carry with them misconceptions and stereotypes, such as the belief that gender and sex are synonymous or that gender assigned at birth indicates a specific preference for toys, interest, clothes, and eventual erotic attraction (Newman, 2001). Males are expected to exhibit masculine personality traits and be attracted to women while females are expected to exhibit feminine personality traits and be attracted to men....   [tags: Egalitarianism, Gender Differences]
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California Needs Prison Health Care Reform - California, the Golden State, a place where people from around the world come to for the consistent sunshine, and fun-filled atmosphere. California is home to the largest prison population in the United States. There are now thirty-three institutions, which house approximately 170,000 inmates. According to the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), it costs taxpayers about $51,000 per a year to house, feed, clothe, and provide healthcare for each inmate. The health care costs about $16,000, which includes, dental, medical, speciality care, mental health, and medication for each inmate (LAO, 18 Mar 2010)....   [tags: prisons, healthcare]
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Causes of Depression - Depression is also known as sad mood or low mood. When people are depressed they lack motivation and feel of dejected. They may also have a severe increase or decrease in appetite, have trouble concentrating and feel of hopeless. In severe cases, individuals have suicidal ideation and may attempt suicide. Edward H. Hagen, a research scientist at the Institute of Theoretical Biology in Berlin, described it as “the psychic equivalent of physical pain.” In addition, there are other symptoms such as loss of interest in nearly all activities that propel and contribute to a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual well being....   [tags: Psychology]
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Sexual Identity - Introduction In late 1960s to 1970s, gay liberation made some fixity relationship and ideologies changed. The identity of human especially sexuality identity are different compare with the past. Foucault’s queer theory made a movement of identity and it started a new age of defining identity. The theory trying to make people approve their self-worth and pursuit those people to refuse the assimilating by mainstream society. The establishment of ‘Queer Nation’ made the queer theory has a greater influence; queer politics also become power which cannot be ignored....   [tags: Gay Homosexuality]
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University Living as the Third Gender - University Living as the Third Gender In Thailand, they are called Kateoy or “Ladyboys.” In Burma, they are the Hijra and have the power to bless a child with fertility or curse it with impotence. In America, they are called transgendered, but the definition of the word is hard to pin down. “There are as many ways to be trans as there are trans people,” said Michael*, a 21-year-old Newton resident to Northeastern University’s bisexual, lesbian, gay, straight, transgendered, queer and questioning alliance (NuBiLAGA) meeting on Nov....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1773 words
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The Spark of the Stonewall Riot - For many generations, especially in North America, homosexuality was not accepted in any way, shape, or form. Many believed that it was a medical illness that was curable, when in reality, people were, and still are, ignorant and could not come to terms that everyone in this world is different from one another. For many instances of being treated unjust, many individuals in the gay community did not want to “expose” themselves and remained in the “closet”. As means to make gays and lesbians proud and take a stand for who they are, a movement spread across internationally....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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The Social Construction of Gender - In the United States, our concept of gender, and the differences between men and women, have deep traditional roots. Men are supposed to be strong individuals, who support and defend their families. Women are seen as nurturing, and motherly, more gentle and tame. We believe so strongly that the two genders are entirely separate, with such completely different traits, that it almost seems that men and women are just born with different qualities. But is this really the case. Are girls really born with the genes to prefer pink and Barbie dolls, while boys are genetically predisposed to act like warriors and defend their families....   [tags: Gender Roles]
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Social Work Values, Principles and Ethics - Many Canadians remains largely divided in its views of the GLBT population. Some believes that the GLBT population should have equal opportunities as heterosexuals, and should have right to same-sex marriages, the right to adopt children, access to the same tax benefits and health care, while others believe otherwise. The GLBT refers collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and throughout this paper GLBT will be used. Gays and lesbian are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with people of the same sex, while bisexual are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with both male and female, and transgender are people who are born male or female but believes that they should be living their lives as the opposite gender to which they were born (Horejsi & Sheafor, 2008)....   [tags: Socia Work LGBT]
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Treatment of Homosexuals in Reality and Pop Culture - Treatment of Homosexuals in Reality and Pop Culture   The topic of homosexuality elicits many reactions. It is forever played upon in pop culture for it's shock value if nothing else. Some demonize it, holding things like religion as proving, "alternative lifestyles," to be wrong. Some have erotisied homosexuality as in many of Anne Rice's vampire novels. Some laugh at homosexuality or people who are homosexual, calling it, "weird". Some react violently, as in the case of Matthew Shepard. And yet others have gradually turned towards acceptance shown (debatably) in such movies as, " To Wong-Fu Love Julie Newmar" and " In and Out"....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Homophobia - Educating Against Heterosexism - Homophobia - Educating Against Heterosexism Homophobia. It is defined as an irrational fear of sexual minorities including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transexual individuals. It exists in our society, although at times it seems that our safe haven within the "university bubble" contains people that are both rational and educated preventing homophobia from becoming a reality. Denying that homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation are problems and identifying them as issues for "other" people can be extremely problematic....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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Narrative as Determination of the Future Anterior - Narrative as Determination of the Future Anterior Narrative, it seems banal to observe, opens a space. This space is not so much a place of play for unlimited possibilities (although in the best of possible worlds it might yet be) as somewhere determined, always, in advance, by the future anterior: what will have happened and how it will already have taken place lure us through stories to their ends, become the end that shines through from the very start. Reading for the ending: in narrative, the end justifies the means; the end is the means....   [tags: Narratives Writing Transsexuals Gender Essays]
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Evolution of Aesthetic Medicine and its Implications on Modern Society - Throughout this century, the term natural beauty has taken a wide variety of definitions. Aesthetic treatments are rapidly becoming socially sought after in large urbanized communities, and this craze is rapidly progressing towards a flawless sales tactic for all cosmetic surgeons and media alike—proclaiming that one should invest in themselves. What was once seen as treatment for individuals in dire need is now evolving into a marketable service rendered to those with the means to obtain it. It is clear that demand for aesthetic surgery has skyrocketed in recent years, an increase caused by modern marketing tactics, technological development, as well as the modern idea of individualism and self-expression through artificial body modification....   [tags: Medical Science]
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Human Sexuality: God Created Woman for Man - Abstract In the beginning God created Adam and then Eve from Adam’s rib. According to God’s word and plan women were created for men. In Genesis 2:20-22 it states but for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Marriage is designed to be sacred between men and women....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages - The United States has always been a country that people from all over the world have flocked to, to avoid the hardships and the tyrannies of their native lands. We pride ourselves on being the “land of the free”, and yet we cannot seem to give the simple right of marriage to the members of our gay community. The very first lines of the document of which our country was founded upon states that: “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Is the right to marry whom you wish not a part of each of these rights listed....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Don’t Be a Sissy: Achieving Equality in America’s Public Schooling System - The fight for full equality has gone on for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. People of color, the mentally and physically ill, and the disadvantaged have all struggled for equal rights in the face of discrimination, and for the most part, they have won. Very few people today will witness someone in a wheelchair and claim that he is less of a person than one who is able to stand. Yet, there are people all across the country, of any race, age, and manner of health, who still struggle to this day....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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Gay Marriage and Other Issues Surrounding the LGBT Community - When it comes to dealing with gay marriage and the issues surrounding gay rights, there is one question on everyone’s mind, “Can we outlaw hate?” Elton John once said, “There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.” This quote shows the minority opinion when dealing with homosexuality or homosexual marriage. To better understand the reason for such prejudice against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, we must first explore the history that surrounds it....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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How Bodies Relate to Sexuality - When thinking of sexuality, hetero- and homosexuality are the first concepts that come to mind. Rather than considering the number of emotional and physical attachments that are also involved, it is a common belief that one's sexuality consists only of their sexual desires. Because society has put the homosexual umbrella over any individual who does not claim to be heterosexual, many people are unaware of the diverse lifestyles that are a part of a melting pot culture. As a result, it is oftentimes a subconscious act to make assumptions about these sub-sexualities....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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We Are All Equal - We are all born the same way: as humans, and therefore deserve the same rights and acceptance as long as we all follow the laws and comply with the norms set to protect all individuals. But throughout history certain groups of people have faced discrimination, segregation, and injustice because they are of a specific race, skin color and/or culture that some of us consider to be part of a lower category of human beings, as well as the fact of holding different beliefs and ideals along with preferences when it comes to things such as gender and choice of lifestyle....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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The NASW Position Statement on Gays and Lesbians and the Students Perspective - There are many issues that interfere with the health and happiness of those within the Gay and Lesbian community. The National Association Position Statement on Gays and Lesbians is as attempt to abolish such issues within the social work practice. One place that individuals of any sexual orientation practice should feel safe is with those who have chosen the field of social work as a means to helping the oppressed. Social workers must be aware of their own personal beliefs and values when it comes to the fear of and the misrepresentation of working with this divers group....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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Homosexuality: Equal Rights For All - INTRODUCTION Human beings are born with a nature to judge the things around them in one way or another. We complain, murmur and gossip about what is not normal or even normal in our sight. Yet, we struggle to see how others think about us and always fail look at ourselves first before judging and criticizing others. The measures of normality, intelligence, beauty and peculiarity are very subjective and we as humans are the inventors of these yardsticks. Yet, repeatedly we think that the principles of our measurement are perfect but we as mortal beings are not anywhere near perfect....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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The Art of Drag - ... Resulting in six days and nights of rioting, this in turn brought the LGBT community together and started many civil rights movements. In commemoration of Stonewall, June is now Gay Pride month. A major misconception of drag queens and kings is that they bear their stage persona and aura on a daily basis. However, this couldn’t be any further from the truth. Many of the queens and kings live conventional, responsible lives; they have jobs, families, and other responsibilities much like their peers....   [tags: drag queens, sexuality, transvestism, LGBT] 1029 words
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Interest Group Politics and Collective Action - Interest Group Politics and Collective Action The Human Rights Campaign is the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group in the nation. With over 400,000 members, the group is able to lobby very effectively in Washington and has an impressive legislative record. The HRC began in 1980 as a fund to raise money for gay-supportive congressional candidates. It was meant to be a response to the successful right-wing groups at the time, including the National Conservative Political Action Committee and Moral Majority....   [tags: Homosexuality Human Rights Campaign Essays]
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Hate Crimes: A Trend That Never Goes Out of Style - Hate crimes usually occur when a person is targeted because of their skin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, or gender identity. “Hate crimes” generally refers to a criminal act that is motivated by hate by one or more conditions involving physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, and offensive graffiti or letters. Concern about hate crimes has increased among policymakers in the recent years, but this type of crime is not new it has happened in the past multiple times....   [tags: racism, prejudice, racial profiling] 555 words
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Museum Sterotypes - Historically, museums have excluded too many people. I want to eradicate the pervasive mind-set that “certain people just don’t visit museums.” Today, in an era of public discourse characterized by instantaneous updating and dynamic participation, a savvy public shares knowledge and gains understanding about the experiences of others at the click of a mouse. The Internet, digital media, video games, content sharing, and social networking enhance and create new methods of learning. Regrettably, museums – the giants of knowledge – have fallen behind in regard to inclusiveness, technological innovation, and representation of diverse experiences....   [tags: Prejudice] 692 words
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Mexico and the Quest for Economic Improvement - Mexico and the Quest for Economic Improvement Karl Marx once stated, “ A commodity appears at first sight, a very trivial thing and easily understood. It’s analysis shows that it is in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.” Ironically, Marx would have never anticipated the conflict over queer space that I am going to detail. The commodification of Aguascalientes, Mexico has been nonetheless a very queer thing indeed. The space in Aguascalientes has been torn apart by competing ideals surrounding sexuality and gay and lesbian identity, yet both sides in this competition have a common interest: selling a specific commodity—namely, the space of Aguascalientes In September 2000, Mr....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2188 words
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Transgenderism and Feminism - Judith Halberstam’s lecture focused on the issues regarding transgenderism/transsexualism, feminism/trans feminism (FTM), and the relationships between them. The lecture mainly addressed the necessity of trans feminism and reasons for its absence in the present queer and feminist communities. Trans feminism is necessary for all trans individuals. Leaving femininity behind creates a problem for FTMs. Growing up; they were subject to the same challenges that other young women faced. In fact, they most likely still do face obstacles on top of the challenges that come with not fitting in a “socially proper” category of gender....   [tags: essays research papers] 900 words
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How Does Buddhism Relate And Help To Formulate A Local Understanding Of Transsexuals In Thailand - How does Buddhism relate and help to formulate a local understanding of Transsexuals in Thailand. Thailand beholds the highest rate of Transsexuals throughout the world. According to Sam Winter, the numbers differ from about 10,000 to (unofficial) 300,000. Even if the number of 10,000 was "an accurate one, it would still represent an incidence substantially above that estimated for transgender in most other parts of the world" (6). To explain the case for this high number of transsexuals, I will refer to the impact of localization of Buddhism in Thailand and how it leads to the understanding of transsexuals in the current day....   [tags: Religion Buddhism Gender] 1873 words
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Opening the Closet Door - As we move through our daily lives, most people at some time experience a sense of disconnection, of not conforming to the box. When these challenges come in the form of sexual orientation they can create a great deal of confusion, fear, and resentment. It can become a lifelong journey to sort these out, not only for the person in the dilemma, but their families as well. In her poem “In the Counselor’s Waiting Room,” Bettie Sellers touches on many of these issues. The guilt associated with being discovered with the “quiet girl down the hall,” the rejection of that lifestyle by her family, and the narrator’s own sense of confusion over this “outing” are revealed in this brief thirteen line poem ( line 9)....   [tags: Literature Review] 716 words
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Gay Marriage in the USA: Tides of Change - When Americans face the question about the definition of marriage, many of them seem to be sure of how to define it, always emphasizing in the importance of the civil union. There are many interpretations depending upon point of perspective and social identity. The commonly accepted meaning of marriage is a legally accepted relationship between a man and a woman in which they live as husband and wife. “Marriage” looks like a simple word, but it is much more complicated. This word has caused many feelings of guilt, humiliation and strife in relationships where trust has been compromised....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Worth of a Child:Child Labor Trafficking - “Police and social workers say that more than 20,000 people are brought into the United States each year by exploitative labor traffickers and that at least half the victims are children” (Startribune, 2009, paragraph 1). This number only includes the definite amount of victims that authority figures have identified as victims. It does not take in account for all of the unreported victims which are currently working as slaves or even possibly deceased from being beaten to death. And, according to the Star Tribune, each year, more than 10,000 of these victims, trafficked into the United States, are children....   [tags: social workers, child labor, trafficking, ]
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Same-Sex Adoption - Change the World Imagine that you are with the person of your dreams. They are smart, sweet, intelligent, your parents even approve of them. You have gotten to the point in your relationship where you want to have a family, but like lots of families in the US, you are not able to conceive a child, so you do what any loving couple would do, you try to adopt a child. You get dressed up, get your papers together and go to the adoption agency only to find out that it is illegal for you to adopt a child....   [tags: Parenting, argumentative, persuasive] 941 words
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Looking into the Mirrior: Homosexuals' Human Rights in the USA - Key Words • Homosexuality-The romantic or sexual attraction or behavior of members of the same sex. • No Child Left Behind- An act that went into effect January 2001 it is a standard based reform program aimed at making all students proficient by the year 2014. • Equity- Fairness in regards to all people. • Homophobia- The fear of a person who is attracted to someone of the same sex. • GLBT- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Religious Affiliation- To be connected to an organization that proclaims morality and equality for all....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, rights,] 1397 words
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The Harmful Effects of Juvenile Prostitution - Juvenile prostitution is a great problem and not many people are aware of it. In some cases juvenile prostitution start as a voluntary act but in other cases there are grills ho are being kidnap just with the purpose of selling them for sex. I personally pick to inform you about juvenile prostitution because I am interested in making a difference in our teenager’s world I want them to walk freely on the street. I am tired of seeing how people take advantage of inoffensive and inexperience teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, Prostitution, Criminal Just]
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We Are All Equal in Canada, No Matter our Sexuality -           Gay, lesbian, heterosexual, homosexual, transgender, means we should all be treated equally. We are all humans of the same race and deserve a right to freedom. Which means we should be able to choose who we want to marry. Love is a powerful word and as well as marriage,. They both contradict eachother. Some say if you are in love you do not need to be legally married to show it. Others may say opposite. But the questions that many ask is should same sex marriges be aloud in Canada. My answer to this question is yes....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1150 words
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