According to “From school to society, the intolerance transgender people face” (March 20th 2013) in the article are a six-yea-old boy who wants to go to girls bathroom and school doesn’t allow it. Coy is a boy who are not sure about his gender. Transgender people are not treated like everyone else. They can lose their job or denied housing, because transgender is not normal and allowed. Transgender people are having surgery or changing their names to feel more comfortable with their gender. Transgender people live like everyone else. In Coy’s school teachers could teach to children about transgender and fair play.
discrimination = syrjintä
harassment = häirintä, kiusaaminen, ahdistelu
pervasive = kokonaisvaltainen
mistreatment = kaltoinkohtelu
to impart = kertoa
swaddle = kapaloida
insurance = suoja, vakuutus
procedures = menetelmät
disproportionately = suhteettomasti
tremendous = hämmästyttävä
Having read “From school to society, the intolerance transgender people face” in the Guardian (March 20th 2013), I think that it is stupid being against transgender people. It’s terrible how critical are people today against transgender people or anyone who is not “normal”. I believe that we all deserve equal rights and we should learn being with different people. I think that nobody is perfect. It’s going to be huge step to us when we all can stop intolerance.
First, that’s sad when six years old kid can’t use the bathroom at school. If Coy thinks he isn’t male why others think that he is? He has used girl’s bathroom a year and a half and why it’s now a problem? However Coy’s school should let him use the bathroom altough he isn’t girl. If it doesn’t disturb girls he could use it. Instead Coy’s school just think that it isn’t normal to let him use it. We have a thought that everybody was born a girl or a boy and that’s it. For all that we have to remember that somebody can be different and we have to deal with it. Coy’s school shoul learn students about transgender people because it’s important to know what it’s like. It’s good point that things start young and when kids are not teached about transgender, they easily will be against it later.
Second of all, state Medicaid programs should pay something for gender transition. Why transgender people should be stuck paying their most basic healthcare out of pocket. That’s sad how they can’t afford care and go to a doctor who hasn’t good medical training. They put theirself in danger, because they want feel good with their gender. Not that others surgeries would be cheap. Even so health insurance covers treatment when a person whose gender identity matches their physical characteristics, but they have a hormonal imbalance. On the other hand it’s good that transgender people can dress like a man if they want or make up like a woman. People can still look them badly and judge them. That could be why they want surgeries because they want to look like a woman or a man.
Third, i hate that transgender people can be fired from their jobs. They aren’t worse in a job as others. Company’s boss wants them to look better and doesn’t want different people and thinks that bad for the company. It isn’t like that. I don’t care if a transgender people sell me hamburgers. They can sell it as good as other employees. In Finland i don’t think that it is so big prolem to transgender people to have job. It debends so much where you seek job. Since i was a kid i have learned that people can be different and that won’t make them worse. I want that everybody else could understand it too. Besides transgender people can be better employees than others and be fired without any reason.
In conclusion, i think that schools will be teach about transgender more in future. I also want that transgender will be easier to have surgeries and they don’t need to pay so much about them. Intolerance against transgender people could disappear and then transgender people could have job like others and go out with no bad faces. My arguments are all for transgender and i will keep my opinion like this.
Best wishes, Veera