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    Over the last week, I found a very intriguing and insightful article about someone who experienced gender dysphoria for 8 years and considered herself transgender during that time. She explains how she spent a

    Gender Dysphoria is not just for Trans People

    Over the last week, I found a very intriguing and insightful article about someone who experienced gender dysphoria for 8 years and considered herself transgender during that time. She explains how she spent a large part of her life...

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    • Miles,
      The article you shared in this writing is very refreshing and I really enjoyed learning more about gender dysphoria can mean for different people. I think this is such an intriguing topic with so many different subtopics to dive into. I really like how you elaborated on the article’s message and I can’t wait to read your final essay.

    • Miles,
      I really enjoyed reading your post, I enjoyed learning more about gender dysphoria and how it doesn’t only affect specific people. I like how your provided an example of how it has affected people with the story from the article. Thank you for sharing I cant wait to read more!

    • Miles, thank you for sharing. I enjoyed learning more about gender dysphoria because it’s something I really don’t know much about. I also enjoyed reading the article you shared. It opened my eyes to how many people are affected by gender dysphoria. I look forward to reading your final essay!

    • I really enjoyed reading about gender dysphoria. It is interesting to learn that transgender people aren’t necessarily the only people that experience it.

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    Using EBSCO, I found a few articles around transgender individuals and their use of public restrooms, however, only one really related the topic to gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is when someone experiences

    Gender Dysphoria and Public Restrooms

    Using EBSCO, I found a few articles around transgender individuals and their use of public restrooms, however, only one really related the topic to gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is when someone experiences distress because their biological sex does not...

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    • I really enjoyed reading your article, I agree with you that public restrooms can be a very stressful place for transgender people because of the fear of being targeted or discriminated against. I liked how you talked about the difference between gender and sex and discussed how some laws overlook that. I think that is an important issue that people need to discuss more. Thank you for sharing you thoughts, I hope to read more about this form you!

    • I really liked your comments on this issue. It’s certainly a problem that needs to be fixed and I like how you brought up that unisex or gender-neutral bathrooms should be considered more often. It was also really helpful to see your perspective and experience on the issue, and that perspective needs to be seen more often I believe. I also thought it was really important how you brought up the differences between the meanings of sex and gender.

    • Thank you for sharing your personal story in addition to supporting it with legal events. I didn’t realize that people made such a big deal out of trans people using one bathroom or another. While you say that unisex and gender neutral bathrooms can help resolve the problem, what happens when it is not possible for a building to accommodate for a separate or additional bathroom? I would like to hear more from you about this topic.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your take on this issue, especially your personal experience. I completely agree that every day trans/unsure people face unnecessary prejudice in their every day lives. I believe it is super important to accommodate those going through changes in self-identity, and its disheartening to see stories everyday about non binary people dealing with abuses from those who are unaccepting. I hope judge is a place where people can feel safe, and if not I would do everything I could to make it so.

    • This is article is something that is very interesting. Although I do not personally understand or completely agree with this subject, it is still interesting to know. Gender dysphoria has become a hot issue. I feel though this problem has become minimal as all inclusive bathrooms have begun to pop up all over. Here is an article (https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/health/transgender-bathroom-law-facts-myths/index.html) about the transgender bathroom laws you might find interesting. If you were to show me instances of this bathroom problem being a very real and very prevalent issue, then I would reread.

    • I agree with this article, in that I very much believe that anyone would be given the ability to use the bathroom which corresponds to their gender identity, and I can personally empathize with you not going to public bathrooms for fear of making others uncomfortable or being personally hurt, and so I know the difficulties of living that way. Although in living that way, I do often find myself exhibiting internalized transphobia. I think there is an interesting discussion to be had about where this habit comes from, obviously the threat of violence that trans people face in public restrooms is a factor, but I can’t help but notice that I do also restrict myself from public restrooms for the comfort of others, which begs the fascinating question of how society has conditioned us to care about the comfort of those who clearly don’t care about our own. I know I’m reading very deeply into what is ultimately a very small part of this post but it’s just something I think about a lot. https://transhealth.home.blog/

    • Dear Miriam:

      I found your post, “Gender Dysphoria and Public Restrooms,” interesting because I’ve been trying to learn more about gender dysphoria and other related topics recently. I want to make sure that everyone, no matter who they are, are comfortable in their own skin.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I personally avoid having to use public restrooms so that I can avoid being hurt and so that I don’t make others feel uncomfortable.” I think this really makes the reader understand the situation. Using personal anecdotes is pretty helpful in posts like this where you’re trying to make people understand why they should support something. Generally, it helps people see things the way you do.
      Another sentence that I liked was: “For example, North Carolina passed a bill that requires students to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth sex.” This stood out for me because I don’t understand why that bill would have passed in the first place. I understand that people might not understand gender dysphoria and why gender neutral bathrooms are needed, but that bill would be very harmful to some people.
      Your post reminds me of the time I saw that in a library I had regularly visited, they had changed the male and female bathrooms to gender neutral bathrooms. I was surprised at first, but then I was glad that they’d done that, since I know I’d always felt comfortable at that library and I’d want everyone else to feel the same way.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the post was really interesting.
      Also, if you could check out the blog I have along with a couple of members in my class, that would be great! You can find it here- https://genderneutralbathrooms564415170.wordpress.com/blog/

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    A bill has been proposed by State Representative Merrill F. Nelson to the Utah Legislature that would ban the state of Utah from being able to change the assigned gender listed on birth certificates. This is a

    Gender Dysphoria and Gender Bill

    A bill has been proposed by State Representative Merrill F. Nelson to the Utah Legislature that would ban the state of Utah from being able to change the assigned gender listed on birth certificates. This is a major issue...

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    Something that is very present in my life is gender dysphoria. I experience it daily. I’ve noticed that nobody knows what it is or how to help people experiencing it. These are some articles that provide

    What is Gender Dysphoria?

    Something that is very present in my life is gender dysphoria. I experience it daily. I've noticed that nobody knows what it is or how to help people experiencing it. These are some articles that provide definitions and examples...

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    1984 by George Orwell predicted many things about today’s world. One thing in particular was the impact of technology on privacy. This includes Orwell’s idea of citizens being unknowingly monitored. Today, thi

    Solution to Today's Technology Problems

    1984 by George Orwell predicted many things about today’s world. One thing in particular was the impact of technology on privacy. This includes Orwell’s idea of citizens being unknowingly monitored. Today, this relates to things like social media, where...

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    Utah voters are making a tough decision this year by voting on whether or not to introduce medical marijuana into the community. Many voters are concerned about the effects it will on the youth of Utah. They are

    Medical Marijuana in Practice

    Utah voters are making a tough decision this year by voting on whether or not to introduce medical marijuana into the community. Many voters are concerned about the effects it will on the youth of Utah. They are concerned...

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    With the vote coming up to legalize medical marijuana, we can assume that Utah’s regulations on medical marijuana will reflect those already made by states which have previously legalized the possession, c

    Medical Marijuana

    With the vote coming up to legalize medical marijuana, we can assume that Utah’s regulations on medical marijuana will reflect those already made by states which have previously legalized the possession, cultivation, and use of medical marijuana. Because Utah...

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