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Gender Transequality: Gender And Gender Roles In The United States

The United States is trapped within a gender binary. It is only acceptable for a person to identify as a male or a female. Due to the gender binary there are expectations of how that person should look and act. The person identifying as the specific gender, must maintain the gender norms that are in place. These gender binaries are so dominant in our lives; that a larger group of citizens are being unseen. This oppressed group of Americans categorizes themselves as transgender, which means they do not conform to the gender roles that are in place throughout society. (gaycenter.org, 2012). The trans population does not fit the expected gender molds that are created from the time we as humans are born. (Transequality, 2016).
When using a restroom
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This however, only aggravates the difficulties that already exist within the changes occurring, due to the comfort level of having to different genders share the same restroom. Contrary to popular belief this does not happen often, because the transgender person will habitually if not always use the bathroom they feel best matches their gender. (Transequality, 2016). It is common misunderstandings such as these examples that are averting people from supporting and comprehending how basic the issue is. Like everyone else the trans population would like equal access to public restrooms. No one should have to fit into a gender binary in order to feel comfortable completing everyday activities, such as using the…show more content…
In the case of trans bathroom access one of the issues being presented is that cisgender people have a discomfort with the idea of sharing a bathroom with a transgender identifying individual. Another setback existing is that some believe that allowing transgender people into public restrooms is a health hazard and could create a dangerous situation. In the past there have been conflicts such as, sexual assault, harassment, and mugging of someone who identifies as transgender, but as of right now there are 18 states that protect transgender right to use the bathroom. Which has no seen a rise in attacks or incidences of violence within the shared bathroom. (Transequality,

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