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…show more content…
That does not stop most Americans from group up people who are transgendered or those cross-dress and those who are lesbian, gay, or bi-sexual into the same categories. This allows those more intolerant of social differences to justify discriminating people of transgender or gay backgrounds under the guise of religious views to deny employment or rights to use their services. Very much like what happened to African Americans in the 19th and 20th century. Like many other subcultures the transgender community faces discrimination. As of 2013 there are 33 states in America that have no state laws protecting transgender people from being fired from the work place. According to Wikipedia (transgender), a federal bill to protect workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity – called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – has failed to pass several times over the past twenty years. While there is no Federal law protecting against gender discrimination. There are a few states that have their own laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender; (California, Colorado Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York and Washington and D.C). In more than half of the county a person could have a very hard time finding work or other services if they are found to be transgender. I found from my research that being
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