Journal response on sex, gender and sexuality

Journal response on sex, gender and sexuality

During this unit we learned about social stratification. One form of such stratification is based on sex, gender, gender identity and sexuality. We are going to particularly explore stratification for the gender non conforming/gender queer/transgender community in this Journal Response. Please read the following articles/review the following websites and videos and in a thought-provoking essay, answer the questions below. Please be sure to respond to ALL questions. Additionally, please be sure to provide in-text citations for at least four of these sources. America’s Profound Gender Anxiety-Outrage over transgender bathroom use is just the beginning of a long conflict over what it means to be men and women (The Atlantic) Link (Links to an external site.) http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/americas-profound-gender-anxiety/484856/ Former United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s statement on North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill (House Bill 2) Link (Links to an external site.) http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/09/politics/north-carolina-hb2-justice-department-deadline/index.html (Links to an external site.) Are the Brains of Transgender People Different than those of Cisgender people? Link (Links to an external site.) https://www.the-scientist.com/features/are-the-brains-of-transgender-people-different-from-those- Rethinking Gender (Newsweek) Link (Links to an external site.) http://www.newsweek.com/rethinking-gender-what-makes-us-male-or-female-101221 (Links to an external site.) Caster Semenya: The Idiocy of Sex Testing (The Nation) Link (Links to an external site.) http://www.thenation.com/article/caster-semenya-idiocy-sex-testing/ (Links to an external site.) National Center for Transgender Equality Link (Links to an external site.) https://transequality.org/ Parents for Transgender Equality Link (Links to an external site.) https://www.hrc.org/resources/parents-for-transgender-equality-national-council Intersex Society of North America Link (Links to an external site.) http://www.isna.org (Links to an external site.) Gender Spectrum website Link (Links to an external site.) https://www.genderspectrum.org/ (Links to an external site.) Hate Crimes Information Link (Links to an external site.) http://www.hrc.org/topics/hate-crimes (Links to an external site.) Questions: There is growing support for the idea that sex and gender should not be limited to the current binary definition (male and female/masculine and feminine). Why? Do you agree with this assertion? Why or why not? Conflict theorists address issues of power and privilege. From the perspective of a conflict theorist, what is the role of cisgender privilege with respect to the rights of transgender individuals? What have you learned from these articles/websites regarding the transgender/interse/genderqueer communities? How might this be relevant/applied to your future profession? Each year hate crimes are committed against the LGBTQI+ communities. Prior to recent years, the LGBTQI community was not protected from federal hate crimes legislation. This changed when the President signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. What do you feel causes hate crimes? What distinguishes hate crimes from other crimes? What can be done to end such crimes? **Quality responses will have the following characteristics: 1. A minimum of 1,000 words (approximately three pages)-10 points 2. Integration of online discussion/lecture, notes/handouts and/or other readings-30 points 3. Integration of personal values, views and philosophies-20 points 4. Include in-text citations when appropriate (at a minimum please cite the course text as well as the assigned readings, podcasts, etc.)-10 points 5. Free of grammatical/spelling errors and typos-10 points 6. Demonstration of critical thinking and significant thought regarding the journal topic-20 points