The Concept of Gender and Gender Identity

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I am interested in the concept of gender and the deeper meaning of being considered a transgendered person. I feel that a lot of people do not know or care to know about these topics on a more in depth level. People who close their eyes to the idea that a person could be born with the physical aspects of a male yet have the psychological aspects of a female and vice versa, tend to be the ones who say that those people are going against nature or god. Discriminating against people on the principles that their view on the matter is right and their main source of information is the bible. I read posts on a weekly basis that have the writer angrily ranting on an ignorant comment made by another person. The posts usually give a very detailed explanation on why the comment was terrible or ignorant because they knew little on the subject that they were writing about. Usually it happens to be from people who do not know enough about gender or sexual identity to make a good argument that does not sound to overzealous and bigoted from their own views. The thing that made me want to find out more about gender and people who identify themselves as transgendered or genderqueer was because of a friend of mine who self identifies as a transgendered person and considers himself as asexual. They have said that it has taken a lot of time to come to terms with understanding why they have never felt comfortable in their own skin. This has had social and psychological impacts on their life. When someone is born the overseeing doctor does the usual measurements, checking the weight, making sure it’s breathing ok, checking to see if the baby is a boy or a girl etc. Even before birth everyone wants to know what the sex of the baby is. Parents get r... ... middle of paper ... ...Apr. 2014. Emmerich, Hal. "Coming out as Transgender." Telephone interview. 10 Apr. 2014. "Gender." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Oct. 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. "John Money." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 Sept. 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. Murfitt, Nikki, and Toni Jones. "Pausing Puberty Aged 12 Saved My Life: Transgender Beauty Queen Praises Her Amazing Family Ahead of BBC Documentary on Her Mission to Become Miss England." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 21 Nov. 2012. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. "Transgender FAQ." Human Rights Campaign. THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. "Transgender." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 Oct. 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. "Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen." Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen. BBC Three. 20 Nov. 2012. BBC News. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. "Transsexual." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 July 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2014.
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