Discussion Post Response

By Day 5

Respondto one of your colleagues in one of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question, and provide insight into how you would answer your question and why.
  • Ask a probing question, and provide the foundation (or rationale) for the question.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting by offering a new perspective or insight.
  • Agree with a colleague and offer additional (new) supporting information for consideration.
  • Disagree with a colleague by respectfully discussing and supporting a different perspective.

Support your reply to a colleague’s post with at least one reference (textbook or other scholarly, empirical resources). You may state your opinion and/or provide personal examples; however, you must also back up your assertions with evidence (including in-text citations) from the source and provide a reference.

Andre Trottie 

Week Two Discussion


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Gender identity I think is mainly produced biological and with the environment that is around them. A son that is around his father is looking at a male figure and a daughter around their mother is looking at a woman figure. This can get confusing when we put in single parent households where both children are now watching one parent. “A great deal of research indicates that fathers and mothers treat their sons and daughters differently with respect to verbal and emotional interactions, toy choices, encouragement of gender-typed play, sports participation, mathematics and science achievement, and monitoring of children’s behavior“ (Brannon, 2017 pg 149). Information like that is why I think that a single parent household has a different outlook on developing gender identity and the multiple children house holds with a single parent has a even broader outlook. That is just a piece of the puzzle though, all of the other factors such as the ones in the question like other family members, peer groups, culture and media also play a big role in a person gender identity. Parent tend to pick a young child’s peer group. “Adults often urge children toward same-gender peers, but even when adults try to get children to play in mixed-gender groups, the tendency toward gender segregation usually prevails” (Brannon, 2017 pg 151). So as a young child they automatically steer towards their own but that could still be altered by adults. The media is a huge factor as well. I don’t think people would think it would be that important but I think it is as important as any other factor including biological and family. People starting from birth learn about gender from television, video games, online, and what is shown on news outlets, the media will have exposure to young person as soon at the persons family has a chance to influence them (Brannon, 2017). The television will show males and females in every age group in different scenarios and that is how a young person tries to determine what the gender role of a person is (Brannon, 2017). This is how a young person is able to see every one in their environment and this is also how a person will see other people in other cultures outside of their own as well. For individuals that experience “gender dysphoria, a dissatisfaction and a failure to identify with their biological sex (Brannon, 2017 pg 136). I think this also occurs with biological reasons and from environment as well. Other family members, peer groups, culture and media also play a big role in gender dysphoria as well. In my opinion I would think that a person in a single person household that is the opposite of the gender of the parent is more prone to have gender dysphoria. If a male is around his mom all the time and say he is around all women family members. There could be a chance that this male will have different traits then his peers that are around all genders often. With that same thought process a female that is around all males all the time could experience the same situation the other way around. When it comes to transgendered individuals. I think to provide the best support to the transgender community society can simply accept people for who they are. You particularly don’t have to like anything anyone does. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get along and have a normal relation with them. “You might not be able to change peoples’ opinions, but you can set expectations for how people are to behave around, and speak to or about” (Birnstengal, 2019). An example would be for this situation, my fiancé consistently leaves lights on in the house, it drives me crazy. I have said on numerous occasions that it irritates me and ask her to stop. She doesn’t stop. Is it purposely done, I don’t know but it happens. I have reached the point to know that it isn’t going to change. I don’t even bring it up anymore and I adjust. That could be the same thing a person that doesn’t particularly like the lifestyle of a transgender person. They may not like that path but it’s not going to change. You have to adjust. That doesn’t effect you in anyway. Move forward. You as a person aren’t forced to interact with no one. If you don’t like it leave them alone. If people who are unable to let their personal opinion run off on everyone just stopped having an out loud opinion about stuff that doesn’t effect them society as a whole would be better, but especially for the transgender community. References: Brannon, L. (2017). Gender: Psychological perspectives (7th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. Birnstengal, G. (2019, July 10). How to Support a Transgender Child or Grandchild. Retrieved June 08, 2020, from https://www.nextavenue.org/support-transgender-child-or-grandchild/

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