Gender

Jul
12

2017
15 Women on The Times They Were Slut-Shamed

So many women are slut-shamed. Even women who aren’t sexually active or sexually promiscuous in any way experience slut-shaming. “Slut shaming is so prevalent because it always has been,” sexologist and author of Single But Dating, Dr. Nikki Goldstein, tells Bustle. “For generation we have been shaming women for their sexuality and now with the media world it has become more acceptable in a way because the word “slut” nearly feels like a norm.” It’s not just when we’re children or teenagers that we experience slut-shaming. It happens throughout our lives. It doesn’t matter if we’re sleeping with lots of people, no one, if we’re single or married. We still come in contact with this behavior. “It impacts woman  because they might be acting on their own sexual desires or exploring their sense of self and are told by using that word that they are bad for doing so,” says Dr. Goldstein….

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Nov
11

2011
Transgender Children

Today I spent the day in class learning about gender and transgender issues. Gender is something we don’t look at enough and we don’t publicize too much, but we should! What is truly male and truly female is so subjective and not at all black and white and it is evident that the bi-linear model of gender is outdated and limiting. Even the English language is limiting when it comes to gender terminology. We need to open our minds and  also our hearts when it comes to transgender issues and those affected by them.   An interview was shown in class from Barbara Walters with some transgender children. It really moved me and I wanted to share this with you. Transgender individuals are so misunderstood  and are at times so unfairly treated.  But is our biggest crime a lack of knowledge and education? So many people fear what they do…

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