Gender, Gender And, And Non Binary People

1169 Words Jan 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
What gender are you? Male, female, or do you not have a gender? See, gender rules are not a subject widely talked about in today’s society due to the fact that it is a very sensitive subject for many people. This subject is very touchy because of transsexual, gender fluid, and non-binary people. How would you feel is you were forced to switch schools because the one you were attending did not see yours as valid? In the following paragraphs we will be discussing gender rules in and out of school. First off, not everyone is cisgender. To be cisgender means denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity conforms with the gender that corresponds to their biological sex. Meaning they are comfortable being the gender they were given at birth. But then there are people who are transsexual, to be transsexual means that; a person who emotionally and psychologically feels that they belong to the opposite sex. Now to be cisgender is the social norm. But like always there are people who are not in the norms. For example, Rachel Pepe, a 13 year old who is transitioning with her identity and gender. In an article written by Carol Gorga and Asbury Parks states “…An official at Throne Middle School told her Rachel must come back to school dressed as Brian and prepared to act like Brian. No accommodations would be made and no out-of-district educational options would be available.” (Par. 2 Gorga & Parks). Now when a person is denied education because of their gender it is…
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