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This past week I’ve had two different conversations with two different groups of people about the life of Transgenders, and the difficultly that they face in our society. Our society, as a whole, still views them as abnormal and more often than not makes no commitments to help make their lives easier. For those of you who may not know a person who identifies as Transgender is someone who feels that their gender identity (man or woman) does not match their biological sex (male or female). The degree to which each individual person decides to handle this discrepancy varies some are fine with simply dressing and acting like the gender they feel, some take hormones to get their body to realign, and a small few go through surgery to physically make their body line with their identity. It is all dependent upon that individual person and how they see themselves and what makes them the most comfortable. As my inner feminist incessantly reminds me feminism is about equality for ALL people so during both of these conversations I had that inner desire and obligation to remind those that I was with how difficult it can be to live in our society as someone who breaks a norm.
Unfortunately, the word feminism has gotten a bad rap over the years causing the subsequent attachment to the word to be seen as something negative. Often when I tell someone that I am a feminist I have to dispel false ideas that they have about me just because of my association. The negative stereotype is enough to make one hesitant to claim the title which is unfortunate because at its core feminism is the belief that ALL people are created equal and should be treated in a way that promotes this idea. This is a sentiment that most people can agree with, but the moment you add the title of feminist people start scurrying back to their corners denying all association. So what are the issues that many feminists have to contend with, here are just a few…
Like the majority of Americans, I love the NFL. I follow all the latest news, blogs, and breaking stories. Naturally, I read the story that femistorian posted about recently in regard to recent player support of gay marriage. I was very happy to see this opinion adopted by NFL players. I was also fairly surprised.
Hey readers! I hope you’re all having a wonderful start to your summer and are enjoying this beautiful weather!
As those of you who follow our comments may have seen, I recently had a very lively and interesting debate with a reader about the very use of the word “feminism.” There are some people who argue that the term is outdated and should be tossed out because it does not encompass everyone. Because the word so blatantly focuses on women, some argue, it ignores the needs of others for equality.
This actor hates musicals and says she will never be in one. She accepts her own Razzie Awards for Worst Performance (and her Best Actors from the Oscars). She has lived in Austria and Germany. She is also one of the 100 most influential people of the world.