SGSS 200 Reflection

Before taking SGST 200 class, I had a very narrow view of sexualities and gender’s problems, but I was fine with that for such a long time. Even when I decide to take this class, I wasn’t expecting to change or have a whole new view of problems like racism, sexism, and homophobia. In SGST200, I learned that there is nothing wrong with being different from others, we should be proud of ourselves and be respectful to others. We can’t change the biological diversity; everyone is different since they are born and they have rights to choose what they want to be.
Although I’m racially marked due to my Asian identity, I wasn’t aware of the racial problem until I came to the United States for college. In China, I’m one of the majority people who
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Every group of identity has their own oppression. If one doesn’t speak out through the silence, others who didn’t experiencing the same thing as they do will probably never know their oppression and others can’t help them. Silencing makes people can’t come together and fight together. And the silencing will also cause a group of identity be isolated from their neighborhood because they and their neighbor never get a chance to understand each other. Without communicating, neighbors will misunderstand each other, it will cause the oppression more seriously. What I learned from Audre Lorde’s “I Am Your Sister” is the only way to avoid oppression is speaking it out and not afraid to announce your identities to the world even this may be dangerous. Everyone should celebrate who they are. Silence would not protect oneself, instead it will hurt. We all have the responsibility to break the silence, if we cannot break it, people cannot come together. Although different groups of identity might seem to be fighting against different thing, in fact, we are on the edge of each other’s battle because we are all fighting against oppression. When I first read Audre Lorde’s “My Words will be there”, I was so excited to learn about when

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