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Gender identity and sexual orientation powerpoint

  1. 1. Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation By:Nathan Dorval
  2. 2. Gender identity and key terms • Gender Identity-How one identifies; a person’s innate, deeply felt psychological identification as a woman, man, both, neither, or somewhere in between. Your gender identity may or may not correspond to your external body or as sex assigned at birth. • Gender expression-how one looks; the physical manifestation of a person’s gender identity, usually expressed through clothing, mannerisms, and chosen names. • Gender nonconforming-refers to people whose gender expression is neither clearly feminine nor clearly masculine, or does not conform to society’s expectations to gender roles. • Genderqueer-someone who blurs, rejects, or otherwise transgresses gender norms; also used as a term for someone who rejects the two-gender system. • Transgender-an umbrella term referring to people whose gender identity and/or gender expression does not fit their assigned sex at birth for example drag kings and drag queens do consider themselves transgender but cross-dressers do not • Transsexual-a person who lives and/or identifies as a different sex from the one assigned at birth. • Trans man- a person who was born biologically female and identifies and portrays his gender as male • Trans woman- a person who was born biologically male and identifies and portrays her gender as female • Cisgender-refers to people whose gender identity and presentation fit traditional norms for the sex they were assigned at birth • Cissexual- a person who lives and identifies with the sex assigned at birth.
  3. 3. Main points society • Lesbians are more likely to engage in behaviors such as smoking and drinking alcohol that put them at greater risk for cancers • Stresses that are associated with long-term concealment of sexual identity and many years of exposure to discrimination ca affect health negatively • Coming out is the process of accepting and affirming our sexual orientation or gender identity and deciding how open we will be about it • Fat women face size discrimination within both queer and straight communities. People may assume we’re queer because we can’t find a man, or that we’re asexual
  4. 4. Bold ideas • In most places in the United States, it is legal to fire employees because they are trans, lesbian, gay or bisexual, though some states and municipalities have enacted civil rights protections based on sexual orientation and, in some cases, gender identity and expression. At the national level, the Employment Non- Discrimination Act which would prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, has been introduced to almost every congress since 1994 but as of 2011 has yet to pass. • Maybe people should try to learn to accept people who they are, and see that firing someone for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual, is wrong.
  5. 5. Striking perspectives • A paragraph asked if my school is LBGTQ welcoming The college is but I remembered that my high school wasn’t. why? I know they allowed LBGTQ students in I was friends with them but I never saw or heard of any clubs supporting them, is it really welcoming to LBGTQ if they accept them but don’t show any way of support? People need support especially in high school. I really think that all schools should have a program to support these kids. I think people should go to the program if you’re straight even better you can try to see what they have to deal with, because of society. Straight people will never understand the fear and pain of coming out, but trying is a big step to understanding and accepting.
  6. 6. I agree • The book talks about Coming out day which is October 11th in the United states I agree that there is a day where people can march the streets proudly saying they are LBGTQ I hope that someday they can do it all the time and no one will judge them, they will accept them.
  7. 7. Points that stuck out • The American psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) say that transsexuals have a gender identity disorder. Some prefer the term Gender Dysphoria because it better describes the feeling of being born in a body that doesn’t match who you are inside. Some people find both stigmatizing. • In order to have access to surgeries medical practice requires a diagnosis of GID or gender dysphoria.
  8. 8. One quote that jumped at me • “I have known I was interested in both sexes since I was six or seven. But, due to the conservative Catholic home I was raised in , my family did not accept same-sex relationships. In my twenties, when I started college, I began to start to explore women, and in my thirties I started to act on it. I love being with another woman; the connection is something I can’t put into words. When I talk with my partner about being bi, he thinks it’s just a “phase,” although I’ve told him many times that I enjoy being with a woman. So now He prefers not to talk about me being bi. I can feel myself distancing myself from him for not being open to how I feel. When he said “It’s just a phase,” it was like he was doubting who I am. It hurt.” this quote jumped out at me because it shows how insensitive a person can be towards others, This woman is bi and her partner just says it’s a phase, he’s putting being bisexual in the same group as young children thinking everything is theirs.
  9. 9. Key terms continued • Heterosexism is the assumption- in individuals and in public policy- that heterosexuality is the only normal orientation. • Homophobia is fear and hatred of people who are attracted to the same sex • Transphobia, fear and hatred of gender- variant people.
  10. 10. Relevance to practice • Heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia lead to laws and practices that deny LBGTQ people legal, religious, and social privileges that heterosexual and cisgender take for granted. • This is relevant to my practice being a CJ major because the defense of marriage act.
  11. 11. Discussion question • “The time interval between Pap tests (for cervical cancer) is almost three times longer for lesbians than for heterosexual women. Cervical Cancer screening rates are lower for lesbians compared with heterosexual women, raising concerns that lesbians are not adequately diagnosed or treated. • My question is why is this happening, why are lesbians not getting the same interval as heterosexual women? Is there anyway to prevent the long interval? Is this a problem for other woman are heterosexual woman experiencing a delay to but not as much as lesbian women?