What makes a man? The qualities associated with men always include words like power, strength, aggressiveness, and lack of emotions. From a young age, boys are taught these standards and are expected to follow them or else they are ostracized and looked down on. Men are pressured to conform to society’s standards of masculinity in […]

Introduction Daniel Black’s Perfect Peace introduces the themes of love, suffering, and coming of age through the language used by the characters, their written thoughts and actions. The character dialogue is in broken English (also known as “Ebonics”) which is used to portray the primary mode of speaking of uneducated African Americans in the 1940s […]

Gender is defined as “the expectations of thought and behavior that each culture assigns to people of different sexes” by Ken Guest in The Essentials of Cultural Anthropology. The idea of gender is not organic; it is formed within a culture and societies’ expectations. Gender involves social norms, attitudes, and activities that are deemed appropriate […]

Gender identity is the personal conception of being a man or a woman and the society creates standards and comes up with gender roles basing them on existing norms and traditions which will in turn influence gender identity. For instance, most societies associate strength and dominance to be masculine roles while caring and assisting or […]

The emergence of transgender rights has drawn political science and public opinion scholars to empirically assess public attitudes about transgender people and their rights. Basic civil human rights is a privilege every human is entitled too. This on going debate has prompted the Trump ad-ministration to make transgender rights almost obsolete. Continuous observation has provided […]

From the moment I was born, the doctor exclaimed, Es ist eine Maedchen! This is German for, It’s a girl and I had zero input on that statement. Although, society treated me according to my gender, I have always identified as feminine. Even though this is how I identify, I was never discouraged from doing […]

Issues of gender identity and alternative sexualities register differently when reading twelfth Night than in viewing the globe production by James Bulman in Bearding the Queen: Male Cross-Dressing at the New Globe. When reading twelfth Night, gender identity and sexuality is used as a concept for self-identity. The way Viola cross-dresses as Cesario helps in […]

The identity that an individual holds has many layers, one very important layer is gender. One can define their own gender identity in a way that is cohesive with the sex that they were assigned at birth or they can be Transgender (Trans*). A person who is Trans* identifies as a gender that does not […]

ABSTRACT Site a statistical or longitudinal study in Abstract (Intro & Summary) Keywords: Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Queer, Gender Non-Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Minority, Gender-Affirmative Care, Puberty Blockers, Hormone Blockers, Puberty Suppression, Gender-Affirming Hormones INTRODUCTION Gender identity refers to an individual’s psychological sense of one’s gender as male, female, or other (Connolly et al., 2016). […]

Language is continually evolving to correctly communicate the speaker’s intention. A word can have many messages both through literal definition and social contacts. Queer language has become more specific. Contributing to this shift in language, some parts of society have becoming more understanding of the LGBT+ community. despite the recent acceptance there is still confusion […]

Since ancient times, sport competitions have been used to showcase men, their masculinity, strength, and physique. According to Doriane Lambelet Coleman’s article Sex in Sport, men used to compete in various competitions naked to show off their bodies to, . . .pay homage to Zeus by showing him how they had trained their bodies to […]