Transgender Discrimination In Society

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Transgenderism is the state of being mismatched with any specific genders, either completely male or female. Transgender people may be identified as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual and asexual. As transgender people are against the law of nature, some people think that transgender do not deserve equal rights as normal human beings and need to be rejected. Despite facing many obstacles and challenges, many transgender people have been successful in many career fields. For example, Marci Bowers is the first transgender woman to become a doctor, Laverne Cox is an LGBT advocate and actress who is best known for playing Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black.", and Isis King is a model and fashion designer who is most known …show more content…
Dowshen, the main focus of the article is about what is transgender and other people point of view towards the transgender. The writer states that transgender are people who don’t really feel either they are completely male or female. The writer also states the hard feelings of being transgender when they are rejected and discriminated by society. In my view, I totally agreed with the writer that transgender shouldn’t be rejected by the society. Transgender is still an unusual topic to talk about in our society. The rejection and discrimination of transgender people lead to frustration, depression and anger. A research by The Beaumont Trust finds that rejection is the main cause of 88.9% of suicide among transgender youth. In this case, some of the suggestions to overcome rejection of transgender people are conduct awareness campaign about transgender and their feelings in schools and colleges, conduct public speech on transgender inequality, try not to avoid your friends and family members who undergone transition and continue the previous relationship with them, and encourage unisex or neutral bathroom options for the transgender people in public places.
Nadia L. Dowshen states that transgender are caused biological, psychological and environmental factors. I totally agreed with the writer’s opinion. Based on the biological cause, the hormone that trigger the development of sex in the mother’s womb may
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Kaplan, the writer focused on the gender dsyphoria and decision of the transgender whether to undergo transition or not. The writer states by undergoing transition, the transgender undergo difficulties to explain to their family and friends, meanwhile without transition, they have to fight against their emotions being gender dsyphoria. In this case, I agreed with the writer that by undergoing transition, transgender are facing many difficulties such as dealing with family and friends, loses relationship and loved ones, workplace discrimination, lack of legal protection, poverty due to unemployment, harassment and stigma of being characterized as mentally ill or sexually predatory, anti-transgender violence and lack of accurate identity

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