This article also opened my eyes up to just how important it is to teach children about these subjects at a young age. It is important that as teacher we help children see that gender race, culture and sexual orientation can be expressed in many ways and that some of these ways have more power than others. As teachers it is our job to show these children how to be just, fair, and stand up for what is right and advocate of others.
Intersectionality is a relevant theory for some gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals. Intersectionality studies "the relationships among multiple dimensions and modalities of social relationships and subject formations" (McCall, 2005). The theory argues, pursues and considers how gender, race, sexual orientation and other categories of identity interact on many and often concurring levels of social relationships, therefore allowing discrimination and social inequity. Intersectionality explains how the notion of social injustice, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and belief-based bigotry such as religion are not independent of one another; instead, they are interconnected, and thereby reflect “intersectionality” in regards to social relationships. Humans are multifaceted beings; we move, maneuver and adjust, to present different and appropriate representations of ourselves to others, based on the circumstances.
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Conc... ... middle of paper ... ...d through the paper, showing that its main decision teachers and the students and whether or not an inclusive schooling system would benefit all students or create bigger issues. Works Cited Pakula, K. (2011, July 2). Should children with special needs be taught in a mainstream class? Sydney Morning Herald from http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/society-and-culture/should-children- with-special-needs-be-taught-in-a-mainstream-class-20110701-1gv3a.html. Avramidis, E., Bayliss, P. & Burden, R. (2000) Student teachers’ attitudes towards the inclusion of children with special educational needs in the ordinary school.
By observing Michael Foucault in the “The History of Sexuality” (1976) as well as Annamarie Jagose & Judith Butler in “Queer in Queer Theory” (1996), we become aware of different ideas/identities of the self. It also shows the debate and hardships homosexuals experience with self-id... ... middle of paper ... ...er Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Idendity. Foucault, M. (1976). “Scientia Sexualis”. In The History of Sexuality: Vol 1 (1990).
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I will then discuss Queen’s portrayal of drag within the music video and how it can be seen as queer rather than heterosexual. Lastly, I will argue that Mercury’s depiction of heterosexuality within the music video could also be seen as queer in oppose to heterosexual through his performance of hyper-masculinity. Queer: Generally speaking, queer theory concerns itself with issues dealing with gender identity and sexual orientation (Herdt, 1997, p. 8). This theory accepts academic sources which raise issues of literature, philosophy, sociology and other scholarly discourses (Herdt, 1997, p. 8). However, queer theorists use these texts and reinterpret them to “seek a new culture and history sought to uncover a period of past social life” (Herdt, 1997, p. 9).
Having, however, the school as a hostile environment for the LGB adolescents, they face homophobic peer harassment. The constant peer rejection and victimization has shown to be linked to psychological distress, including suicidal behaviors. Peer relations are not the only factors that influence L... ... middle of paper ... ...or suicidal ideation and attempts. Practitioners, therefore, help to resolve conflicts and increase positive peer relation among the peers. Moreover, an intervention of teachers' and mental health professionals is highly important, as well as understanding the perception of sexual orientation and interacting with sexual minority youth.