Scholars have been critical of the medical establishment’s and state’s involvement in constructing and policing of transgender identity. These kinds of pressing issues have occupied the small existing literature. There is not much information and studying what is being done on transgender in traditional areas, family studies research, such as their dating behavior and formation of intimate relationships in adulthood. There is little research on the issues around being parents, their children’s experiences with having transgendered parents, as well as relationships in the family as a whole, and relationships in work and school.
She is able to make a very strong and efficient point with her logic and reason. She explains that if “we’re all just people,” or “we’re all equal,” or “it doesn’t matter what your religion is,” or “I don’t see race;” who cares about anything else if “we’re all American citizens?” If that should be true, why were so many people upset with Kathy Witterick and David Stocker’s decision? In today’s society, we claim freedom of choice, but often get ridiculed when making that choice. Williams notes we are not supposed to see difference based on gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. So logically, as a society we shouldn’t be bothered by such things. Again, then why were so many people upset about the family’s decision? Williams states our eagerness to assign gender is about personal satisfaction, so that we may run out and buy blue instead of pink or dolls rather than trucks. We have a need and desire to do this without a second thought, Williams explains the need to assign gender is to keep order in the world. Williams explains that gender is a social response embedded in our culture. When someone comes along who identifies as transgender the response is overwhelming. Williams argues that the overwhelming negative response to the parents of little baby Storm shows a tension in our culture. Williams then suggests “we should bring less panic to that moment of liminality and instead hold ourselves open to
Jerry West’s article “Robots on Earth” talks about robots that, unlike books or movies, aid people simplifying their lives and health. As robots don’t need specific conditions; they are perfect for performing jobs that might be harmful to humans. Like the R2 humanoid at the International Space Station, which completes dangerous and mundane tasks for astronauts and frees their time. They also boost our health; they are working with scientists to create an exoskeleton for quadriplegic people. Robots aren’t evil, they’re useful machines that have so much to offer and make our lives safer.lives
American society today is not any different from the past, except today people are apt to discuss everything publicly on various social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram just to name a few. Transgender persons happen to be one of those subjects that have become the hot topic of the new normal. Nowadays there are blogs, tweets, and pictures posted online of people’s transition “coming out.” Like the past, society is still tough when it comes to judging each other. Although transgender might not have had a recognized community in the past, it is prevalent that society is becoming more accepting of their community, and aware of issues their community faces. In this essay the names, nouns, or pronouns used will be in accordance to the individual’s preference.
"[T]here is a profound difference between pretending to be something in imaginary play, and declaring who you are - insistently, consistently, and persistently. Those are the three markers that set Transgender [people] apart." In the summer of 2014, Debi Johnson gave a speech telling the story behind mothering a Transgender child; with this quote she grasped the concept behind what it means to identify as Transgender in the best way possible. In today’s society, Transgender people are the most targeted group in the LGBTQ+ community for hate-based crimes of violence. Seventeen percent of Transgender people were victims of such violence in 2009, with 11 percent targeted towards those who identified as female, according to the Office for Victims of Crime. The Transgender community is fighting for their freedom to express their way of life without the worry of judgment or discrimination. Acceptance needs to be found first in their own homes if they want to move further along in society. Security of life is greatly dependent on their acceptance into society. As teens and as adults they need to have ease of mind that they will be able to live normal lives without consequences coming from it.
Within the last decade or so, the ideologies of the nuclear family have presented the familial formation of the LGBQT community as invisible. In the short film directed by Rémy Huberdeau titled, Transforming Family, it aims to shed light that other forms of families do exist, specifically in the transgender/transexual community. For people who identify themselves as transexual and/or transgendered, they choose and behave according to the gender they feel matches who they are; it does not match their biological self.(Namaste, 2011, 422). According to Trans Pulse, one out of every four trans people in Ontario is a parent (Huberdeau, 2012). These families in no shape or form emulate the nuclear family, though they work just as well as any other family. Individuals who identify themselves as being gay or lesbian at times “feel forced to choose between acknowledging their sexuality and having a family” (Kimmel & Holler, 2011, 182), they feel that they have to choose either one or the other; that they cannot have both. The same can be said for individuals who identify themselves as transgender/transexual. This can been seen through first time parents, Syrus and Nick and single mother Dana. Before Syrus or Nick began their transition from female to male, no one ever provided them with the option of saving their eggs before they began testosterone therapy (Huberdeau, 2012). For Dana, she chose the option of surrogacy, however, due to what her doctor referred to as ‘transgender
In this paper, I will discuss transgender children, specifically contextual variables that impact psychological adjustment. Define stress, stressors, and coping strategies, and contemplate their relationship to health and wellness of these. Identify and describe social psychological phenomena. Describe relationships, lifestyles, and issues of parenting and longevity. Identify gender differences and explore gender role stereotypes. Examine evidence-based strategies from each of the selected articles that could help the individuals in each article enhance their adjustment skills. Recommend the strategy that you feel is best suited for the article.
Glazer states in the research that parents must be able to handle periods of gender fluidity. As there as tasks in parenting that may cause the parents to perform tasks or exhibit behaviors outside of the assigned or preferred gender, parents must be able to navigate these experiences. For LGBT individuals that suffer from gender dysphoria tasks such as this may feel uncomfortable or elicit feelings of anxiety. For individuals who view gender more fluidly, these experiences may not be as bothersome (Glazer, 2013). This area of LGBT family research and communication is important to note, as dialogue pertaining to these activities can impact the
Emotional needs once filled with human interaction are now able to be fulfilled by sociable robots. A “sociable robot” is a piece of technology that has artificial emotions that seem real to the user. In “Alone Together” written by Sherry Turkle we see how sociable robots interact with children. They begin to feel emotions that were once exclusive to human interaction. In the narrative “An Army of One: Me” written by Jean Twenge we see how prominent the generation gap is. Those under the age of thirty-five tend to focus more on themselves and making sure they feel worthy. This generation is appropriately called generation me, highlighting the fact that boosts of “self-esteem” lead to a rise in narcissism. Toys that demand care and exhibit strong
Another interesting point that was discussed in the lecture was that with the advancement of technology, there is actually robots that attend to peoples need when they are lonely and they are actually being sold now. For example, like the amazon mini robot that is used to help remind people about different tasks that they have to perform throughout the day. Than there actually is a human size robot that can even cook for you, be their when you need to talk to someone and so forth. It’s really interesting how technology has improved and the things that we can perform with it in this time and
The concept of evolution has been widely debated for many hundreds of years. It is a present force in Carroll’s work and he supports the theory of evolution. Not only is he in support of the Darwinian theory of evolution, a staple in the field of biology, but also makes the evolution of DNA the principle part. Carroll emphasizes the importance of DNA in all species and the role it plays in evolution. The biological concept that DNA is the major factor in evolution stuck with me. I knew DNA was important and it was very interesting reading Carroll’s point of view on the subject. It was amazing to read how much the DNA of a species can evolve. Thanks to Carroll I have a new outlook on evolution and the role DNA plays in
When he began his studies of identity and sexuality on young children, he worked with expert psychiatrists, psychologist, and social workers in New York to understand gender dysmorphia, a condition in which one’s “biological gender” does not match one’s self-perception or “brain gender.” Through his help, he was able to find families dealing with a child going through this condition at a young age. Going into is study, he had a stereotypical view of transgender, gay and lesbian individual but, ironically, he was gay himself. For 11 months, he interviewed 30 people and their families to see what children deal with when they feel like they don’t belong to their gender and
Although Nidhi Subbaraman delivers a convincing argument within his article My Robot Friend: People Find Real Comfort in Artificial Companionship, it is not compelling. Throughout the article Subbaraman introduces Paro, a seal-shaped robot, to elderly adults who suffer from mental illnesses such as advanced dementia. Over a twelve week research study, watching how forty elderly adults interacted with Paro the results were that these candidates became less lonely with Paro than without him (Subbaraman).
To begin, people with interpersonal jobs, such as therapists, psychiatrists, school counselors, and many others, will always be in demand, for machines cannot make decisions based on human emotions. Although many scientists and researchers hope to someday create a machine or robot that can have its own thoughts and ideas, the robot still will be unable to read underlying hints of emotion that people are prone to understand. As quoted in an article titled, Robotics and The Economy, written by Patrick Marshall, “... machines are unlikely to eliminate all human workers, at least for the next decade. And certain types of jobs — those involving interpersonal or social skills, such as substance abuse counselors or recreational therapists — will require humans long into the future” (qtd. in Marshall, Robotics). This statement demonstrates the constant need for relational work, specifically noting the fields in
Transgender children will always struggle with some kind of discrimination, but it's important to understand them because we all deserve equality,I’ve been always interested about LGBT people, I know that they feel misunderstood, but only because they told their experiences and it should be tough for them, and I admire them because of their strength how are they able live their lives with so many judgements, I know that everybody get judged for many reasons, but there are some people who think that transgender people are sick, that they don't know what they want, and I wish that things could be different for them because it's another century, times change, so every time that I get the chance to learn something I’m always into these topics where I can gain a different perspective from what I used to have. Before choosing this topic for the assignment I knew some things about transgender children how they feel uncomfortable with their identity, and with the people of the same gender that they are surrounded with, as transcended children as parents feel confused and in pain because they all know the prejudices that they will be struggling in their life, now it’s just the beginning, the acceptance of how they really are. Most of transgender children feel isolated, they don't