For those who are, it might be a sensitive subject, as many consider it a very private part of their lives. One that they probably do not want strangers at a restaurant knowing. While transgender men and women have to worry about public establishments, school is a big area of concern for transgender students. There have been many cases of students who have either been encouraged or forced to use the bathroom of their biological sex or a staff bathroom. Some state courts have ruled that transgender students have to be allowed the choice of which bathroom to use and not giving them this choice is violating their rights.
And because of that, the difference in the way we look and value things should not result in us judging each other. Everyone may be different, but despite that we are all human beings. In life the differences among us control the ways we feel to ourselves and to each other, and the most affected by that are young students who are still learning who they are as a person. Anoka High school chose for their school to ignore gay and lesbian children because of their own beliefs. They chose to ignore the chaos that was happening before their eyes, and from those choices they have set a domino effect on student’s lives even when it resulted in significant bullying and suicides.
In 31 states of United states, "people are at a risk of being fired, evicted or refused service just because they are LGBT”(LastWeekTonight). However, we should have federal laws that guarantee lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans the same rights as the straight people specifically in areas of employment, housing, public accommodation and access credit. This controversial topic should matter to all of us because if LGBT are continuously being discriminated against, then you never know when it 's your children who will be differentiated or even tortured based on who they love, how they look, or who they are. If discriminating individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity continue, it can lead to lower productivity of LGBT employees and increased suicide rates in LGBT youth. Experiencing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has lowered the productivity in LGBT employees.
Many people worry that not allowing children to wear certain clothing will “stifle their creativity” (p. ) or restrict their First Amendment rights (Nevada, 2008). There are many reasons for having uniforms in public schools. School uniforms have been shown to improve test scores, raise school pride, increase attendance, reduce violence, and teaches students to dress professionally. School uniforms can also avert the wearing of gang colors (Wilson, 1998). Self-Expression vs. Safety The most common argument against school uniforms is that they take away the students right to self-expression.
Florida’s, Texas’s and Kentucky’s new proposed bathroom laws have “caused fear and dismay among transgender people around the country” (Tannehill). Kentucky laws are more focused on the school systems but Florida 's and Texas’s laws treat transgenders as if they were criminals. Both of these states have regulations that will give transgenders civil and or criminal charges for using the bathroom they identify with (Tannehill). A transgender could be charged a fine for using the wrong bathroom and “people who report a transgender people in the bathroom to claim civil damages, for example a bounty” (Tannehill). Florida and Texas are trying to look out for the best interest of the majority population, however, “we all have to use the bathroom, but these laws would seemingly force transgender people to choose between fines and jail, risking horrific violence or leaving the state” (Tannehill).
These restrooms came to exist because the transgender community was feeling discriminated against. While transgenders should not feel discriminated in public places, they should examine the potential consequences of transgender bathrooms to see if they are in the best interest for the majority of the population. Forcing the majority to cater to the minority actually discriminates against the majority, by forcing the majority to perform actions something they might believe are unsafe or even unethical. Transgender bathrooms should not exist, since most stores already have unisex and family bathrooms in place. If transgenders feel discriminated against by being forced to use their genetic gender’s bathroom, then they should use the unisex bathrooms without having to create problems for the majority of
As the parent, they should have first say in what their child wears anywhere which is why dress codes are not necessary. Parents do not want their child wearing something they find inappropriate anymore than school officials do. School dress codes today are outdated, sexist, and unfair and need to be amended. Many school dress codes are archaic in comparison to our current generation. They are discriminatory towards lesbians, gays, and transgenders and over sexualize adolescent girls.
This will prevent rape because men won’t feel like they are entitled to have a woman. To achieve this, we obviously have to extensively educate our children on gender, and why men and women deserve equal treatment, and why patriarchy is a detrimental concept. I believe discussions of gender inequality should exist in all public schools, as I know I have never talked about it until I got to college and I think that can be really harmful if it’s not discussed, but really progressive if it is. Rape and sexual assault should also be addressed at a very young age. I think many people are afraid of having these conversations with their kids, but I believe it is absolutely necessary.
At this volatile stage in a teenager’s life to be shunned by peers and facility alike can devastating .Why is sex education in school such a big deal when they are afraid to talk about homosexuality. I am convinced more than ever that schools should not be responsible to teach our children about sex, it’s our responsibility. In the midst of such alarming circumstances why aren’t you persuaded that Sex Ed isn’t the schools responsibility, but yours?
For example, we tend to blame the media for certain things people do vs. blaming the person for being an idiot and not thinking clearly. With that in mind, sex education courses are supposedly made to prevent pregnancy and STDs and so does abstinence only education programs but which ever program a student attends they will still be at risk and therefore it will be up to them if they make a change or not.