In my opinion I feel that the counseling did not help Ludo because he still had embedded in his believe that he is a female. I disagree with Ludo’s mother’s behavior towards his gender confusion. I feel that she condoned his behavior and actually helped to let him believe that he is a female. I agree that Ludo was trying to find his identity, which is a normal phase that all children experience, however I think that it is the role of parents to help children find themselves by explaining to them their gender and what is the role that a person of that gender is suppose to follow. If it turns out that that child becomes transgender, at least that parent has done their job as a parent by educating that child what his/her role entails.
Second, homosexual people are some of the socialist individuals I know. I mean that in a good way. Children raised by a homosexual couple are already experiencing what it feels like to be different and how to overcome negativity at an entirely different kind of level. Homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt as long as they meet the requirements when it comes to caring the children. If I was taking from my parents, shuffled from place to place, can't make friends because I'm never in one place too long, feeling lonely, and just plain tired; being adopted by homosexual couple wouldn't sound too
White America Essay Project 1 3/20/13 Kristin Velladao English 225 Dr. Jason Crum White America In the novel Passing, Nella Larsen takes the reader on a journey through the social and legal struggle for colored women to fit into white society. She tells the tale of two light skinned African American women, Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry, who are linked with one another through race, but separated by whom they racially identify themselves with. Larsen explores the burden that segregation put on all light skinned African Americans who are able to pass as white. She also examines how these conflicted the African Americans whose skin was too dark to do so. Passing is when someone of African American decent, with light colored skin, pass themself off as white.
For every argument he makes, King backs it with irrefutable analogies in hopes of moving past the issue of race and getting to an understanding of humanity. An example of what makes King’s speech so emotionally charged is when he asks the reader how he should explain to his six year old daughter that she cannot go to the new amusement park in town that she saw advertised on TV because it is for white children only. King poses questions like this because the innocence of a child is far more likely to open the eyes and hearts of the white moderates than the repetitive argument about the black man’s role in society being far inferior to that of his white neighbor. Being a minister himself, King expressed his dissatisfaction in the leaders of the white churches in the south for failing to stand up for what they know to be morally correct. He also compares his actions and the actions of all of the non-violent civil rights activists everywhere to that of the plight endure by Jesus
Children’s Socialization to Gender Roles I believe it is truly possible to eradicate stereotyping based on gender. It would not be to difficult to accomplish. However adults tend to cling to these stereotypes and raise their children in an environment that encourage behaviours that would be known as ‘gender stereotypes’. Today’s society seems to be stubborn on how a child gets raised. Parents would buy pink accessories for females, and blue for males, princesses for girls, action heroes for boys, etc.
Of course this logical advice is brushed off by John as if it had never been said. However, this argument is the beginning of the readers understanding of John’s views concerning the class system and where different groups of people belong within it. Without Mr. Varden, the actions of both Mr. Chester and John could perhaps appear as normal due to the time period (meaning one of much patriarchy), but Mr. Varden, and the relationship he holds with his daughter works to expose the elder men of their indecencies within the novel by contrasting it with his decencies. This foil
African Americans were segregated from the whites and also Women had no rights because Men were seen as the alpha male. The obstacles of the two would probably fit into the race and gender of how America was back in the twentieth century. African Americans were always hard to be put in society in the 1900’s because of slavery. Even though slavery had ended in the 1950’s, they were still not accepted into society. The northern parts of the United States accepted African Americans, and many try to escape to the north to try to get employed and leave the racial segregation in the south.
Scout’s innocence and immaturity is exposed when she is teased in her schoolyard by a boy named Cecil Jacobs. Cecil announces to the school children that, “Scout Finch’s daddy (defends) niggers.” Scout, realizing she is being teased, denies these accusations. That evening she asks her father if he “defends niggers.” He tells her not to speak that way and that he is, in fact, representing a black man in court. Atticus explains to Scout that even though his actions are frowned upon, he has chosen to defend Tom Robinson because he feels morally obligated. He tells her that if he chose not to represent Tom he couldn’t expect her or Jem to ever regard his words highly again, nor could he expect to “hold up (his) head in town.” By explaining this to Scout, Atticus is teaching her that it is important to stand up for your own morals and beliefs.
In custody hearings of a male and female divorcing due to one partner being gay, often the gay or lesbian parent is not awarded custody rights solely because of their sexuality. Americans seem to be under the impression that a same-sex parenting home is a negative environment for children, but maybe being raised in a same-sex parent home is actually more advantageous for children than a heterosexual parent home. As I first began to really think about how it would be to grow up in a homosexual home environment, I was only able to really think of negative aspects of the situation. It seemed like a child would be teased a lot in high school- an adolescent period where the word “gay” is used interchangeably with “stupid”. It seemed unfair that a child would have to be persecuted by their classmates for something completely out of their control, but then again, children raised by heterosexual parents are teased at school as well.
The situation of African American people in the USA has been a disputable issue since the abolition of slavery. The treatment of African American people, who were excluded from the rights and rules of the mainstream society, began the fight for equality within the African American society. One of the most remarkable African American authors is Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison’s novels represent the issues of class distinction among African American people and their individual characters represent different life-styles, personalities and destinies. They also focus on the issues of the underclass of women in the male-dominated African American society.