Transgender People

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Transgender people are not treated as humans by many because “they literally fall outside of the only categories the court recognizes as human” (Johnson 155). This is a step backwards in society, as many of us “want increased equality and freedom”, and that it is not only the transgender population facing this, but “racialization and other processes of identity demarcation” (Kirkland 86) are under fire for not being with the majority of society. Because transgender identities are “constituents of social reaction” (Nuru 293) from both “relational partners and other social interactants” (Nuru 293), by being “victimized” (Nuru 282) and “surrounded by hate and ignorance” (Johnson 154), transgender people, as well as people from many visible minorities, …show more content…
Many “western societies” expect that gender should still “correspond with one of two sexed bodies”, but scholars are starting to identify that “one 's genital sex may differ” from that of their “social and psychological gender” (Nuru 283). Laws are still in place, however, that “explicitly [ban] transsexuals from coverage” (Kirkland 105), based on a law imposed by Senator Jesse Helms. As we can see, there is progress being made towards the rights of the transgender populace, but there is still much that can be done to achieve parity. “Securing any trans rights” has proven to be “extremely difficult” (Kirkland 105), as there are not many people who are fully aware of what it means to be transgendered; many still believe it is just an “illness” (Johnson 153). We live in a society that does not easily change; but over time, we are starting to move towards a more accepting community of a society. Even though society still neglects many visible minorities, the resistance towards this neglect is ever-increasing, but these groups will continue to fight against this “status of nonhumans” (Johnson 164) given by

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