Some individuals also simply refer to themselves as nonbinary to indicate that they identify with both or neither gender. Gender Dysphoria -- Meaning According to the case report written by Tatjana Sajevets “gender dysphoria is defined as a marked incongruence between one’s experienced and one’s assigned gender… characterized by a strong desire to get rid of one’s primary and/or secondary sex characteristics and to have the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics of the other gender.” In other words, gender dysphoria occurs when an individual’s gender and sex do not line up. Due to the rise of acceptance of transgender people, more and more trans people have been seeking help to reconnect these two characteristics, surgically and psychologically. What Does This
So often, people think that Feminism is about replacing the misogyny in our world with misandry, but this is not the case. A true feminist defines Feminism as men and women sharing the exact same rights, not that women should have more rights than men. Even though many feel this definition should be obvious and cannot understand why people are not feminists, there are people who strongly disagree with Feminism for their own various reasons. Men’s Rights Activists (MRA’s), Women Against Feminism (WAF), People of Color (POC) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community (LGBT) all have some kind of bone to pick with Feminism. The POC and LGBT groups all have legitimate qualms about Feminism.
A friend I interviewed even claimed that people like her are the most looked down-trodden affiliates of the LGBT! This group is called transgendered. They are one of the most misunderstood and least respected groups in America today. First off, according to isna.org, transgendered is defined as an individual who do not characterize themselves as one sex but another. Some Trans-genders feel that they are in the wrong body.
Many people would agree that men and women are complete opposites. Our physical appearances, actions, and behavioral patterns are frequently contrasted by researchers and the general population. However, with modern day feminism, and what some would call, a gender revolution, it can be difficult these days to hastily stamp labels and categorize men and women. On the other hand, it would be incorrect to deny the fact that there are a few conspicuous behavioral patterns which are known to appear within certain sexes, many believe that this is the reason why men and women tend to miscommunicate and have issues with the opposite sex. Regardless of sex or gender identity, no two humans think the same or behave the same; This is what makes each human being unique.
Many transgenders do not see themselves as “transgenders”, instead they are convinced and belief that they belong to the opposite sex but they were born in the wrong biological category or body. Most transgenders face many struggles in conforming with the normative demands and gender expectations and roles of the opposite sex. (citation beyond sexuality) That is why many transgenders are actually “more royalist than the king in matters of gender” says anthropologist Judith Shaprio (1991) It other words, transgenders excel at portraying or acting according to their new gender identity. They are able to successfully imitate the wanted gender
Transgender people lack Cisgender Privileges and the lack of these privileges most likely have impacted their lives with psychological and physical harm, or other negative consequences, such as the loss of homes, jobs, and freedoms (Clark). In Lucian Clark’s, March 1, 2014, “Cis Privilege” Post on Gender Terror, she states that transgender people face extreme degrees of discrimination and oppression. She reports that transgender people not only report verbal harassment, but also physical harassment at all places ... ... middle of paper ... ...he notion of herself as “female” or “feminine”. She notes that the use of conventional labels to define herself has been comforting, but it also oversimplifies who she is and can be. She states that she looks forward to learning more about alternate ways of reconstructing identity in a way that encourages the growth and individuality in people.
The building blocks of gender are socially constructed statuses.? (Lorber, Night To His Day: The Social Construction of Gender, Page 461) People in the United States often show much hatred towards transsexuals and transvestites because they are NOT socially accepted. ?Modern Western societies? transsexuals and transvestites are the nearest equivalent of these crossover genders, but they are not institutionalized as third genders (Bolin 1987).? (Lorber, Night To His Day: The Social Construction of Gender, Page 461) In conclusion, we must always try to understand a person?s feelings about how they wish to be a different gender
Feminism is the campaign to equality for all genders, just as LGBTA is the movement for all gender identities and sexual/romantic orientations, according to most within the campaign. Despite being just as human as any person, women, (people of all) gender identities and romantic/sexual orientations are discriminated against, and do not have the same rights as cisgender heterosexual males. Feminism culture is the drive for equality among females and all gender people that are not specifically ‘Male’. There are thousand of misconceptions about what Feminism is, and what Feminism isn’t. To start, Feminism is not about hating men, ‘Destroying the Patriarchy’ or making Women the dominant gender.
Men have penis’s and women have vagina’s but it’s not that simply to those who believe they are truly a different gender than what they were born as. In Namaste’s work Transsexual, transgender, and queer we see the discrimination that transgender people face which I would have to face as well. “..Civil Status clearly stated that a male-to-female transsexual must undergo a vaginoplasty, the construction of a vagina, in order to change her name and sex.” (141) We see how it’s virtually difficult for transgender people to change their gender identities on certificates so even though they identify as male, female, or whatever the case may be, they still have to be seen as something they aren’t. Even the law is unaccepting of what human beings have the given right to do; be themselves. “State coverage paid for testicular implants in the case of a male who has lost his testicles, but did not allow for breast implants in the case of a woman who loses her breast.” (145) .
This however, only aggravates the difficulties that already exist within the changes occurring, because it causes some to feel uncomfortable at the thought of two different sexes sharing one bathroom at the same time. Although this is often not the case, because the transgender person will often if not always use the bathroom they feel best matches their gender. (Transequality, 2016). It is common misinterpretations such as these that are averting people from supporting and understanding how simple the issue is. Like everyone else the trans population would like equal access to public restrooms.