The Issue Of Trans People

1900 WordsDec 12, 20158 Pages
“Ninety percent of trans people report experiencing harassment, mistreatment or discrimination on the job. Forty-one percent of respondents reported attempting suicide, compared to 1.6% of the general population” (Adams and Goodman ). Although many of the views are clashing, what it comes down to is morality vs. the struggles that arise around society accepting trans people. If any other group of people had these problems to face, it would be more apparent. So, what causes this? Is there a way that these drastic numbers can be lowered? Are we doing everything we can to help trans individuals? In discussions of Transgender Rights some view the issue as trans people deserve the rights given to any other human being, should be able to identify as a gender other than the one they were born with, and should be protected. “On average, a transgender person is murdered because of their identity every month... Transgender people are regularly evicted from their homes, fired from their jobs, and denied medical treatment" ("Transgender Rights."). However, it’s easy to see why many whom are concerned about family values think that that; transgender people are just confused individuals that need therapy and help, they just confuse society, and can create harmful decisions in our environment. “To address males with female pronouns or females with male pronouns is to contribute to our culture’s confusion about sexuality and the nature of a human person, “Carlos Flores, president of a
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