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Winterson, Jeanette (1959- ), British novelist, best known for the experimental and sometimes controversial ways in which her fiction explores such issues as gender roles and sexual orientation. Winterson was born in Manchester, England, and adopted by religious parents who prepared her to become a preacher. A lesbian affair at the age of 15, however, estranged her from her family, and she left home. Working in various jobs, she continued her education, eventually studying English at Saint Catharine's College at the University of Oxford from 1978 until 1981, when she received her M.A. degree. She then worked at the Roundhouse Theatre in London, and thereafter in publishing until 1987, when
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Sexual Orientation Today
Sexual orientation has come a long way in today’s world. There are many definitions of sexual orientation but the most common is a person’s sexual identity to the gender they are attracted to. Based on a survey of 2,000 adults in 2015 from the Public Religion Research Institute 7 percent of the adults identify themselves as either homosexual, bisexual, or transgender. Now with the world today being more accepting to LGBT community and continue to be, the percent of homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender will continue to rise and make these individuals more comfortable with who they are.
There are three main sexualities
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, it is all about fighting for a form of love. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer are all just different forms of it. One hundred years ago, interracial marriages were discriminated but now they can. Marriage is based on love, not color, race, or gender, so why determine someone's idea of love? The LGBTQ community is not requesting special treatment; they want the same treatment and respect as those not part of the LGBTQ community.
Furthermore, this topic is complicated because gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behavior are hard to understand. No gender orientation machine can make us feel what it is like to be attracted to the same sex. All these
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-based violence. Hate crime is defined in the idealized way as a criminal offender that select their victims based on race, color, sexual orientation and disability (Faulkner, 2016). It is persecuted at a greater penalty when hate crime is defined in the court cases. Sexual assault cases should be persecuted at a greater penalty to demand the justice of the crime for the victims that had dealt with the unfairness of going to trail and those who had to heal in private.
The Definition of Hate Crime
Hate crime is not a charge in itself, the conviction will hold a greater penalty if it can be proven it was hate motivated. Sexual assault hate crimes is a subset of a larger category of hate crimes
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study taken from an ACLU fact sheet, the information suggests "not a single study has found the children or lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged of their parents' sexual orientation" (American). Some peoplemay argue that it is unnatural and unhealthy for children to grow up in this environment, on the other hand the ACLU reports "The children of lesbian and gay parents grow up as happy, health and well-adjusted as the children of hetero-sexual parents" (Gay). A Gay couple is just as capable of providing love and nourishment as well as a straight couple could. Most of these children are coming from the foster care system and need stability and support to stabilize their lives, as is
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Los Angeles Pacific University
Analysis of Supporting and Opposing Perspectives
Senate Bill 1146 seems to split individuals as it is firmly based on Postsecondary Discrimination based on sexual orientation. While this bill is a controversial topic especially for Christians, it reflects our fallen world. Many believers' are firmly opposed to this bill because it basically forces faith-based institutions to abide by these new standards that do not align with fundamental Christian values. On the opposite side, this bill allows college students the power to force this matter of "discrimination" on private institutions and that is simply unnecessary.
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Literature Search Question (LSQ):
Is there a difference in helping behavior when the sexual orientation of the person in need is known to be homosexual or heterosexual?
Alexander, M. M., Santo, J. B., Da Cunha, J., Weber, L., & Russell, S. T. (2011). Effects of Homophobic versus nonhomophobic victimization on school commitment and the moderating effects of teacher attitudes in Brazilian public schools. Journal of LGBT youth, 8, 289-308. doi:10.1080/19361653.2011.607317
This study investigated homophobic victimization, teacher support, and school commitment in Brazilian schools. Participants were 339 students, ages 11 to 18 years old, in two public schools in Brazil. Data were
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Discrimination any situation in which a group or individual is treated unfavorably based on prejudice, usually against their membership of a socially distinct group or category. Such categories include ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, age, and disability. Discrimination applying to the equal availability of employment opportunities, housing, and goods and services is widely legislated against.Racial Discrimination, treatment of individuals unfavorably compared to others on the grounds of their race. The right not to be discriminated against is enshrined in several international conventions on human rights, and in many national constitutions. A person now
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The ability to build a family with the person one loves is a blessing. The possibility of this actually happening for some individuals is merely a dream. There are many loving children who dream of the same; to one day have a family of their own. The amount of children waiting for adoption in Florida increases by the day, yet so does the number of qualified parents that have been rejected due to their sexual orientation. In Florida, there is a law that forbids homosexuals from adopting children. This policy is unconstitutional and disagrees with the majority of our nations policies. Because the problem of equal adoption rights for gay/lesbian individuals is so widespread in the United
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State and Federal Systems PaperFederal LawsUnder the law a relationship is formed by employer and employee. The basic principle of this relationship is for the employer to exercise good faith while in this correlation. "Many states have enacted legislation specifically aimed at the growth of the federal statutes above." An example is the states that have human rights acts which prohibits discrimination. And there is a human rights commission in these states that individuals can bring claims to. While other states have had legislation that closely resembles Title VII. "These laws are supplemented by various State and local laws that may provide further protection, like sexual orientation
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351% rise in cyberbullying
4. the “most common types of incidents [involving] fat-shaming, harassment over race, gender and sexual orientation.”
1. recent study by Elon University found that out of a survey of about 100 students about 60% of them “use their phone more than 4 hours a day,”
2. ‘This decrease in the quality of interpersonal communication is harmful for the future connections and relationships’
3. 93% of communication currently is non-verbal
4. Mobile phones are present in life but need to distance from it while learning
5. 88% of teenagers between the ages of 13-17 having access to mobile phones
6. This is distraction in important time in educational journey
7. Ring vibes
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they are. Throughout history human beings have always suffered from unfairness, discrimination and prejudice. Such inequalities can be attributed to many factors, for example, ethnicity, religion, genders or sexual orientation. Equal opportunity, or equality of opportunity as it is sometimes known, is closely linked to Meritocracy and social Darwinism.
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persecuted and are exposed to extreme injustices. A discriminatory culture has led to unequal treatment of this population resulting in serious health consequences. Although the general view and rights of the LGBT community have evolved greatly over the last several decades, there is still more to be done. Policy change is necessary to decrease the overall disparity and the healthcare community needs to lead the charge for righting the wrongs of the past by providing culturally competent and equal care to this suffering population.
It should be noted that as more is understood about gender identity and sexual orientation, which are not mutually exclusive, more terminology emerges for multiple
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25, September 2018
An Open Letter to the Tennessee Governor
Governor Bill Haslam,
I implore you to help change the current Tennessee laws pertaining to discrimination in the workplace, specifically to include protections for sexual orientation. The current discrimination laws don’t protect the hundreds of thousands of LGBT employees that reside in Tennessee, that needlessly suffers from the bigotry and religious fanaticism of others in the workplace. LGBT people have long since remained a target for discrimination. Much of this is derived from thousands of year-old religious teachings.
LGBT people have been refused service, harassed
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struggled with the sexual esteem, depression and preoccupation which is not the case. I view sex as a temptation that I cannot indulge into until I'm married. If I were surprised by anything it would be that my scores were not lower.Positive psychology was another aspect of my personality that I was questioned and evaluated on. The questions yielded 4 scores, my orientation to pleasure, to engagement, meaning and to victory. My highest score amongst the 4 orientations scores was orientation to meaning. This I feel was very reflective on to how I feel and how I view my life. Meaning embodies all the feelings, hopes, joys and outlooks I have on life, my life and the meaning attached to it. I
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counter-argue the idea of marriage within the Catholic church. Not all celibate men or women abuse children, thirty percent of abuse happens within families by married men, not by unmarried priests, yet few people point to marriage as a cause of sexual abuse. Therefore, blaming celibacy distracts others from the real cause of child abuse- disordered sexual orientation towards children. If four percent of American priests have been accused of abusing children, then ninety four percent lead healthy lives.
Dr Ranson and other ex-priests have listed a lack of intimacy overruling the need to have sexual intercourse. Intimacy involves being present with another and the willingness to be vulnerable
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I'm extremely motivated to have nothing but success in my future and my first step with no doubt would be to not only attend college but to finish it. I know college would change my life for the better It'll prepare me for many things. It’s said that people with a college degree are most likely to get a job whether it’s a low or high paying job. My major career goal is to be a registered nurse. I've always been attracted to the medical field. I always found science fascinating and how the human body works.
Moving schools was one of the best decision I made in my life because I don't know where I would be if I stayed in a school that didn’t like me for who I am. No matter what race, gender, sexual orientation etc. we are all human beings there is always going to be someone that doesn’t agree but that’s how we are. We all have opinions we all are unique in our own way.
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The Equal rights and Equal Dignity Act was introduced to Congress on January 7th, 2003, sponsored by Democrat Senate Minority Leader Thomas Daschle. The Act would authorize the Attorney General, upon request, to provide assistance with the investigation or prosecution of any crime that constitutes the following: a Federal crime of violence; a felony under State or Indian tribal law; and is motivated by prejudice based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, or is a violation of State or Indian tribe hate crime laws. This amends the Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for certain hate crimes, and it authorizes funding for
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women are supposed to sit is described. The Gender Revolution explains the difference between gender and sex, that your genitalia does not dictate your sexual orientation or your gender. As stated in the documentary “Gender is whom you go to bed as, and sexual orientation is whom you go to bed with.” (Couric, 2018) Gender expression is the way we express yourselves to the world. Katie Couric met with doctors and scientist to explain even in the womb the biological beginning of a human embryo and the development of the gonads of the fetus remain undifferentiated. All fetal genitalia are the same and are phenotypically female. The amount of testosterone introduced at about 9weeks is what
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captured the interest of many Americans thanks to the Fifty Shades movie trilogy.
Many people consider BDSM perverted, dehumanizing, or worse. But aficionados call it the most loving, nurturing, intimate form of human contact and play. In the words, “It’s not who you love, it’s how you love.” BDSM isn’t an orientation. It’s a lifestyle. That makes it much more reasonable to limit this kind of sexual expression (Saletan, W, 2013). People can have sex without having conversation, negotiation as to what all activities they will engage in, or even have any emotional connection between those involved. However, in BDSM, the players always arrange things in advance with clear, intimate communication