Gender And Gender Identity Disorder

2178 Words Nov 8th, 2014 9 Pages
“From the moment we 're born, our gender identity is no secret. We 're either a boy or a girl. Gender organizes our world into pink or blue. As we grow up, most of us naturally fit into our gender roles. Girls wear dresses and play with dolls. For boys, it 's pants and trucks.” (Goldburg, A.2007) However, for some, this is not the case. Imagine for a moment that you are a two year old boy drawn to the color pink, make up, and skirts. If this is the case than most likely, you are experiencing Gender Dysphoria, otherwise known as gender identity disorder. This condition can be defined as possessing strong, persistent feelings of identification with the opposite gender and discomfort with one 's own assigned sex. People with GID desire to live as members of the opposite sex and often dress and use mannerisms associated with the other gender.
Furthermore, too often transgender individuals are misunderstood and viewed as freaks of nature. Often times, especially without the support of their families, the individual is made to feel shame for their distain of their gender and conditioned to hate their body. In the first video and third video, the viewer is introduced to a Transgender named Jazz. She is the youngest transgender female on record. According to the video, “From the minute Jazz could speak, he made it clear he wanted a dress.” He also corrected his mother often about his gender by stating “No mommy, good girl." At first, his parents chose to ignore his condition as…
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