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Edit Geena Rocero is a model with a purpose. Rocero was born and raised in the Philippines, and recently returned to her homeland to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan. In the midst of a busy schedule, Rocero spends time in her first interview because she feels that sharing her life story is one of the first steps toward helping others.

Coincidentally, the interview falls on Transgender Day of Remembrance, which commemorates all transmen and transwomen who lost their lives because of targeted attacks. I want this to change. I need this to change. I get so emotional about this and I'm reminded how privileged I am," she says with tears in her eyes.

Rocero works as a model…… [Read More]. Sex Body and Identity. Sexual relationships or sexual preferences tend to be the elements that are usually accepted as defining factors in the sexual and social identity of an individual. This means that sexual relationships are often seen to be the determining factors that constitute the very psychological and social identity of the person.

This view of sexuality presents a number of problems -- particularly with regard to the transgendered person. Firstly, as the following definitions of transgender will make clear, there are many variations and ambiguities to the term transgendered, which can be confusing.

Secondly and more importantly, there is an ongoing debate which revolves around opposing views of what constitutes sexual identity. One point-of-view sees sexual relationships and identity as innate or "naturally" constituted. This view is opposed by the social construction theory which sees sexual identity as a "construction" engineered by…… [Read More]. Gender Identity hat is gender?

Is it a biological condition or a social construction? In today's modern world, it appears that it can be one or the other or even a mixture of both. Transgender people like Caitlyn Jenner formerly Bruce Jenner, an Olympian have raised awareness about the issue of gender, and so have others, like the achowski siblings, famous Hollywood directors, who have brought attention to the issue through their exploration of sexual and gender identity issues.

Researchers have also added to the debate about what is gender identity by performing both qualitative and quantitative studies about it, ranging from discussions of the difference between sex and gender to neurobiological brain scans of brain wave patterns in men, women, straight and transgender. Results, findings and conclusions remain contested and controversial, suggesting that even today little is known about why gender identity is an issue for some and not…… [Read More].

Challenges in Cross-Cultural Counseling. Further, this paper integrates the case study analyses provided in "Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy" and relevant Social Justice Counseling issues to support the discussions. In addition, for each of these three cultures, a discussion concerning what factors should be kept in mind during interfaces with each so that all parties are honored to facilitate work with them as a therapist, colleague, social acquaintance, partner, and neighbor.

Finally, an analysis concerning what was especially easy and fun and what was challenging to understand about these cultures given the author's unique worldview is followed by a summary of the research and important findings about these three cultures and cross-cultural values and mores in the conclusion. Gender Identity Disorder and Gender. Firstly, males tend to base their self-worth on what they have accomplished as individuals.

This is an "independent self-concept. However in countries in which community is valued higher than individualism, such as it is in numerous countries in Asia, South America and Africa, the interconnected self-concept is much more prominent.

This demonstrates that socialization plays a major role in a person's concept of self because if these concepts were innate, then males and females in all cultures would view themselves by inherently devised standards as opposed to socially determined ones. It is generally accepted that gender socialization…… [Read More]. Ethical Practice Involves Working Positively Diversity Difference Counseling is a profession that involves associations based on principles and values ethically.

Patients are able to benefit by understanding themselves better and through creating relationships with others. Through counseling, the clients are able to make positive alteration in life and enhance their living standards. Communities, organizations, couples and families are different groups of individuals are main sources of relationships BACP Ethical Framework, , p. Frameworks of ethical practice direct the attention of counseling practitioners to engage in ethical responsibilities.

This stud describes the purpose of each principle following the development of good counseling practice. Practitioners make reasonable decisions grounded on these principles without making any contradictions. Nevertheless, research indicates that professionals have met barriers hindering them to integrate all the principles in some cases.

In such situations, they are forced to select between required principles. A course of action or a decision…… [Read More]. Common Sense as a Cultural System. Geertz and Common Sense Geertz: Analysis Common Sense I have come to agree with Geertz in his conclusion that common sense is shaped by the society and culture we live in.

Geertz describes common sense as "a relatively organized body of considered thought" p. Throughout Local Knowledge, he refers to common sense as being based in history and personal experiences.

He offers that myth and accepted generalizations in a society for the foundation of what we call common sense. I particularly agree with Geertz in his assessment of the way intersexuality confuses the biological science scene and communities because common sense generally places sexuality into two categories: Common sense, as Geertz defines it, is more than the "matter-of-fact apprehension of reality" pp. Common sense can be viewed as a cultural system because it is a loosely organized body…… [Read More].

Dichotomy of Our Gender System. The maintenance of coherent norms in the realm of gender through cultural discourse is intertwined with the positing of heterosexuality as the norm. Butler would interpret the child's act as a "performance" and the parents' intervention as a means of correcting that performance in order to condition the child towards "acting the right way" - that is, enacting the role of maleness as it is rigidly codified by the heterosexual norms upon which our society is based: The notion that there might…… [Read More].

Glbt Substance Abuse Therapies the. Indeed, the lack of "recognition and protection" by schools in general contributes to the "critically high level of suicide" among this community of minority students Surely alert, competent, contemporarily up-to-date school counselors understand that they have the "daunting but imperative obligation to become social activists for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students" since these students are the most "stigmatized members of school environs," Stone continues.

There is no doubt that certain legal and ethical issues come in the way of school counselors' being free to help LGBT adolescents with their difficult decisions. Supreme Court has affirmed that fact in several cases ,…… [Read More]. Sexuality and Gender at Work. Merit Systems Protection Board n.

The issue therefore is one of whether the individual's sexual identity is a cause of tension or stress both for the individual and for colleagues. To the extent that it is an issue, the individual's job satisfaction is likely to be comparably impacted.

The functions of heterosexual privilege are 1 to enable heterosexuals to maintain a high…… [Read More]. Biology Culture and Gender the. This may be responsible for gender identity misidentification when factors other than apparent external genital structure conflict with other elements. For this reason, Fausto-Sterling argues that infants born with ambiguous genitalia should not receive surgery until later in life when they begin to express their natural gender identity.

Faustino-Sterling also objects to the very definition of human steroid hormones as "sex hormones" because they exert many more effects on the developing human body than merely those related to determining gender and sexuality.

The author suggests that the more accurate view…… [Read More]. Collective behavior" and the tonewall Riots The term "collective behavior" refers to behavior that militates against social norms and conventions regarding the way that individuals should behave in society and differing to the way that they normally behave when not in a crowd environment.

A crowd environment causes certain spontaneity to actions and a certain animal emotion that is lacking in regular 'separate existence'. Examples of instances of collective behavior include religious revivalist meetings where individuals behave in unusual ways, oftentimes totally contradictory to their private persona; panic in a burning location; or the spectacle of Black Friday where frenzy climbs and swirls around bargain hunting.

The phenomenon of collective behavior too was clearly evident in the debacle of the "The tonewall Riots" and we will, therefore, take…… [Read More]. Gender Awareness Gender Governs Almost. Any diversion from that norm is considered deviance. Gender Awareness Week should seek to accomplish several goals.

First, the week of seminars and workshops will inspire all of us to think more cogently about gender. What does gender mean to us and to our identity? How has gender identity affected our behaviors, our relationships, our reactions to external events? How has our gender identity affected the way others relate to us?

I would encourage all students to become more aware of gender in their daily lives. We need to pay attention to instances in which gender is particularly salient. For example, do males react differently to a woman wearing a skirt and heels than to a woman wearing jeans and Doc Martins? Second, Gender Awareness Week should stimulate more media literacy. The media promotes and reinforces gender norms. For example, a recent Victoria's Secret lingerie fashion show included brief biographies…… [Read More].

Plastic Surgery and Its Effect. While it used to be primarily the face, the breasts and more visible parts of the body that people chose to have cosmetic surgery on, today they are taking things a step further.

According to Davis one of the most popular "new sex surgeries" is the "designer vagina. Clearly, people are becoming bolder and surgeries are becoming more invasive. For many people, the effect these surgeries have on their relationships with their bodies is improved self-esteem and confidence.

But for many others, it becomes just one part of an endless and futile attempt to attain perfection. Michael Jackson and the transgendered erotics of…… [Read More].

Business Law Quid Pro Quo. John Brown applied for a job as a grounds worker at a federal facility and was denied employment because of his sexual orientation. He asks you to explain the law relevant to his situation. What if the same thing happened at Boston University? Unfortunately title VII does not prohibit discrimination because of an individual's sexual orientation. Though Title VII prohibits discrimination because of sex, the word sex is interpreted gender.

If it happened at Boston University, the University would pursue affirmative action and adherence to state and federal laws. Six months after Harry was hired as a part-time retail clerk, twenty hours a week, he called in sick on a Wednesday morning..

At first, his mother told the store manager that Harry had the flu and would…… [Read More]. Heteronormativity Femininity and Heteronormativity in. These stereotypes are communicated to a higher number of people, and because it is the perceived correct manifestation of womanhood and manhood, people will just start embodying these characteristics in their lives. Thus, women who believe they are expected by society to act submissive and domesticated would behave the same way to be socially accepted.

Another concept relevant to the discussion of sexuality is heteronormativity, which characterizes heterosexuality as the "natural" gender identity Weiss, Heteronormativity divides the gender identity spectrum into the 'normal' and 'not normal' sexual orientations: Safe Schools for Lesbian and Gay Students.

Safe Schools for Lesbian and Gay Students It is important that all children feel safe in the school environment. The majority of waking hours are spent at school, so it must be ensured that students feel comfortable, safe, secure, and supported while at school.

This is especially the case for lesbian and gay students, who face several challenges in regards to discrimination, self-esteem, and fitting in with other students. It is the responsibility of teachers and school administrators to address this issue and devise strategies for ensuring that lesbian and gay students are appropriately supported in the school environment.

Lesbian and gay students often feel isolated, alienated, and left out at school Youth Pride, These feelings of isolation result in several troubling outcomes. Suicide rates among lesbian and gay students are high, with studies indicating that gay and lesbian students are up to three times more likely to attempt…… [Read More]. Strategic Diversity Management Diversity management is a stratagem which contributes actively in encouraging the conception, recognition and implementation of diversity in the operations of different corporations and institutions.

This whole notion has its roots in the idea that diversity is the only means of enriching lives of innumerable people by ensuring equal rights, positive behaviour and a fair attitude to all and sundry. Individuals are often dissimilar in terms of age group, societal history and environment, sex, sexual preferences, fitness in reference to psychological and physical health.

In addition to that, religion and matters of faith are also important aspect in determining the individuality of any human. Diversity management is basically the acceptance and appreciation of likeness and dissimilarities amongst the entire staff. This holds consequential importance when being considered at the time of planning policies, procedures and planning allotment of resources. Diversity is usually described as recognizing, comprehending, appreciating,…… [Read More].

The International Perspective on the Health Needs of Homeless Youth uses the terms "street children" to refer to those below 18 years old who live through various ways in the streets. The UNICEF divided these young people broadly into a larger group and a smaller group, the larger one, consisting of youngsters who engaged in some economic activity in the streets and often returned to their families at night.

The smaller group consisted of young people…… [Read More]. Transsexuals the Concept of Transsexualism. A Primer Among the important discussions in the field of medical science is whether transgenderism is really a 'biological' or rather an 'invented' disorder. The medical notion of transsexualism is "an illusion" or a falsehood whose explanation must thus be looked forward to in terms other than the putative thing itself.

Because of this, medical doctors are worried with whether they must treat the transgender subject by assisting them make adjustments to their present body, or if they should adjust to their current body, or if they must adjust the current body to fit the person's self. It has been observed that transition has been the single greatest concern faced by transsexual. For transsexual, it implies settling comfortably into ones' new life and waking up one morning…… [Read More].

Psychological Treatment for Gender Dysphoria. Clinical Psychology and Gender Dysphoria Advancement of Clinical Psychology with Gender Dysphoria Clinical psychology is recognized as a psychology branch that deals with the assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior, mental illness, and psychiatric problems Brennan, Clinical psychology integrates the science of psychology with treatment of complicated human problems, which makes it a challenging and rewarding field.

American psychologist Lightner Witmer introduced the term in Witmer defined clinical psychology as a field that studies individuals by experimentation or observation, with the intent of promoting change. A clinical psychologist will try to reduce any psychological distress suffered by a patient and enhance their psychological well-being. Previously clinical psychology focused on the psychological assessment of the patients, and there was little or no attention been paid to treatment.

This scenario changed after World War II in the s because there was increased demand for trained clinicians. A clinical psychologist will…… [Read More]. Another area of discrimination within the LGT community is with regard to the transgendered subset vs. The larger gay community. However, even within the generally defined group labeled transgendered, there are subgroup: In addition to prejudice from outside of the LGT community, transgendered persons can be victims of misunderstanding and discrimination within the LG community Namaste, Singh et…… [Read More].

Elder's "Experiences of Older Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults in Psychotherapy" is a qualitative study of gender identity in an elder population. The research focuses exclusively on elder transgender and also gender nonconforming elders in their experiences of psychotherapy. The goal of the study is to trace any differences between psychotherapeutic experiences across the life span, to see if there have been changes in the field of psychology and also changes in the perceptions of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals.

Elder argues that relatively few studies have examined the experiences of transgender individuals in psychotherapy at all, and this research seeks to fill that gap in the literature too. The author approaches the subject from a transaffirmative model, which validate and support the individual's self-determined gender identity without leading to pathologies like gender dysmorphia.

There are several established theoretical viewpoints mentioned in the research including Lev's transgender emergence…… [Read More]. Annabel by Kathleen inter Many people use the terms gender and sex interchangeably. Sociologists have made it clear that these are, in fact, two very different concepts. Sex is the physical difference between men and women. Gender is the sociological difference that society places on male and female based on attributes that have been historically applied to one sex over the other.

There is a clear delineation between gender and sex. This distinction is the subject of the novel Annabel by Kathleen inter. A young person is born without a clear distinction over what his or her physical sex is and thus the physical cannot determine if the begin is man or woman.

Therefore, the only way that the person is labeled with regard to these categories is by the gender imposition of his or her mother and father who are clearly physically and sociologically male and female. Annabel artistically…… [Read More]. The Moral Panic of Transgender The Grassroots Model describes moral panic as that which arises from a society's spontaneous reaction to what the society perceived to be morally deviant behavior.

The deviance is perceived to be a danger to the society's moral fiber and this creates a lot of stress, which can lead to anger.

This stress may not have an avenue to be expressed directly Social Context Moral Entrepreneurs, n. When the displacement of these anxieties happens, there may be direction of the same to the social deviants as they are regarded as the cause of all this. Kai Erickson, in her book 'the Wayward Puritans', demonstrates this when she relates how the people of Massachusetts Bay Colony went back to witch-hunting as a way to direct the anxiety that arose from social deviance. The transgender…… [Read More].

Bending gender, ending gender…" is extremely well written and astutely organized. Callahan's article functions as a critique of Burdge's article of the same name. Callahan structures her article in a straight forward fashion -- she begins by stating Burdge's purpose in writing the article, provides essential background information and clarifies a few terms, then denotes the article's strengths and weaknesses. To Callahan's credit, she largely refrains from issuing opinions and buttresses her viewpoint with a ready supply of quotations from Burdge's work.

As such, the reader is able to ascribe a degree of validity and reliability to Callahan's article, which definitely makes it one worth reading. One of the really useful points about Callahan's article is the fact that it was unequivocally written for a scholarly audience.

She makes clear points, her logic and arguments are cogent, and the paper is fairly cohesive. There is also a fair amount of…… [Read More]. Gay in Turkey Has a. If they repent and mend their ways, then let them be, and there is no mention of the punishment and the negativity is not so strong and in other cases of deviant behavior from the religion which result in death.

Levine express more public affection with men rather than with women and today gayness is becoming open. There are local resources in Turkey today for same sex couples.

There is also a magazine run exclusively for gays called the Kaos GL. This shows that the community has finally accepted the gay culture though not on equal terms. Tolerance seems to have crept in for the larger part of Turkey which is now modernized with European contact. Matthew Shepad Stoy," diected by Roge Spottiswoode, is a Canadian-Ameican television film highlighting the tue stoy of yea-old gay youth, Matthew Shepad. The film "The Matthew Shepad Stoy" depicts the violent hate cime committed by a pai of men who beat and ob Matthew one night in Octobe in Wyoming.

Matthew was left to die, while the two men sped off in the ca. The fist scene in the movie goes staight to the violence, showing the two men tying up, beating Matthew, and taking off his shoes.

Gender Identity Is an Individual's. As previously mentioned, Crisp is openly homosexual and his exhibitionist impulses and self-destructive behavior motivates the struggle within his life vs. Similarly to Dil who lives his life, at times showing self-destruction as she guns down Jude and ties up Fergus, by her own rules, choosing to be a woman amidst a time when being transgendered was severely frowned upon. The journey for both Crisp and Dil though hard, ultimately led to a strong sense of gender identity and an awakening of both sexuality and eroticism as they found their way through gender and sex.

The journey for Crisp began after leaving his parent's home and venturing off into various jobs like a tap dance instructor and commercial artist. Although he met some initial success in these jobs, he ends up one of the few places that allows openly gay men.

And even with constant ridicule from…… [Read More]. Gays Are More Accepted. Send the link below via email or IM Copy. Present to your audience Start remote presentation.

Do you really want to delete this prezi? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Comments 0 Please log in to add your comment. They are as following: To inform my reader about the history of the transgender community, as well as give them knowledge regarding statistics and common terms that are used within the community.

Explain to the reader the process that transgender people go through in order to transition from one gender to another. Make it clear that not everyone follows the same process, and that just because people are anatomically one gender does not mean that they identify with that gender.

Inspire the reader to feel passionate about the injustices of the stigmatization and bullying that transgender people often go through. Explain how the current laws in the United States are discriminatory toward the transgender community. Research For this project, I will be using 5 main sources to support my claims. Though I am not talking about colleges specifically in my project, the advice that the article provides is useful to many situations and locations, and also provides some useful background research.

I will use this source to help fulfill my goal of explaining the problem that many transgender people face, as well as some of the solutions that we can put in place to help make their lives easier. I will use this article to help explain the effects of many of the social problems that come from being a transgender person.

A Qualitative Study " This article studies and examines the career paths of transgender individuals. I will use this article to show the problems that transgender people have to face in the professional world. References Schnetzler, Greta W. Many members of the transgender community are treated harshly and unfairly in professional and social settings.

This leads to depression and other mental health problems, and devalues the lives of many productive members of society. Gender Identity- One's personal concept of whether they are a man, a woman, gender non-conforming, bi-gendered, etc. Gender expression- The external representation of one's gender. Sex- The anatomical categorization of male or female that one is assigned to at birth. FTM- A person who is anatomically female but is transitioning to or lives as a male. MTF- A person who is anatomically male but is transitioning to or lives as a female.

Transgender Man- A person who was assigned the sex of female at birth and is now living as or identifies as a male. Transgender Woman- A person who was assigned the sex of male at birth and is now living as or identifies as female. Unfortunately, until there is a radical change in our culture regarding how we treat people who do not conform to gender "norms", the transgender community will still suffer more than they should have to.

Therefore, until this culture change happens, it is up to individuals to do the best they can to try to make a difference in the lives of the transgender individuals that they know.

You can help make these changes by making sure to treat transgender people like everyone else, and respect their choices. Use the pronouns that they want you to use, and if they wish to be called a different name than the one they were born with, use that name exclusively. While often the best way to find out how people identify themselves is to ask them, not all persons who might be thought of as falling under the transgender 'umbrella' identify as such.

Each field starts from a different point of view, offers different perspectives, and uses different nomenclature. This difference is mirrored by the attitude of transgender people as regards transgender issues, which can be seen in the articles listed below.

Sexual orientation and behaviour are independent from gender identity; since both are often mentioned together or even confused, some relevant topics are mentioned here. The first article elaborates on this question. Many other terms describe gender-variant people or behaviour, without the people being described necessarily being transgender:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on Transgender topics.

Health care and medicine. As a transgender identity Passing Transvestism. Autoandrophilia Autogynephilia Feminization Petticoating Transgender sexuality Transvestic fetishism.

Sexual attraction to cross-dressers.


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March 18, Essays on Transgender Transgender is an umbrella term used to refer to individuals whose expression of gender identity deviates from their corresponding gender at birth. Transgenderism is another highly sensitive topic that .

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Research on Transgender Identification in Youth or Adulthood The question at hand is whether or not it is more beneficial for a person with gender dysphoria to be able to express the gender for which they identify with at a young age, or later, in adulthood. Transgender is a term that describes transvestites and transsexuals, which is gender identification not sexual orientation. Transgender are individuals whose gender identities or gender expressions contrast with traditional social norms and expectations.

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Mar 01,  · View and download transgender essays examples. Also discover topics, titles, outlines, thesis statements, and conclusions for your transgender essay. Perhaps the most significant detail about the riot in was how transgender issues were dealt in the community. According to Stryker, the "transsexual phenomenon" was the idea that transsexuals are sick and that they need help. It was made popular by Harry Benjamin in