Transgender Persuasive Essay

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Imagine going to the hospital to have your appendix removed. As you start to lose consciousness from the anesthesia, the doctor informs you that everything is going to be fine. When you awake, the doctor happily lets you know everything went well with your sex change. What?, you are in shock you thought only your appendix was being removed. Although you are still the same exact person you were when you went in, you are now trapped inside the body of the opposite sex. This is the daily struggle with Transgender people and we call this dysphoria. Transgender’s are people who do not identify with the sex they were given at birth and dysphoria the condition of feeling one's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one's biological sex. There are two types of transgender people female-to-male and male-to-female. Many members of the transgender community experience many hardships as a result of their gender…show more content…
In a case against Barnes and Noble a male-to-female transgender named Victoria Ramirez lived through employment discrimination. She had worked at the company as a male and told her manager she would be transitioning into a female and wanted to present herself as one at work. Victoria’s manager response was harsh, according to the article Barnes and Noble is the latest retailer to face transgender discrimination, “[t]he manager told Ramirez that wearing makeup and appearing as a woman at work would make other Barnes & Noble employees lose respect for her position as a manager and as a leader.” Through all the harassment they face at work some transgender people find it more comfortable to work for the underground economy such as selling themselves or drugs. Due to this discrimination transgender people are now protected under the Title VII of the civil Rights Act of 1946. This states that an employer cannot discriminate against one's gender

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