HB 6599 protecting the transgenders from discrimination was signed by the Governor of Connecticut Dan Malloy.
I recently returned from a trip to Europe, a graduation present from my family. Prior to the trip I was a bit wary as to how I would be received by transportation security because I could not change my legal name on my passport in the time between graduation and leaving for Europe, which was only a couple of weeks. I thought it would be difficult to get through airport security presenting as I do with the name Mary Catherine. There is no room for gender ambiguity in that name.
One of those new stories I have been seeing over and over when searching gender through the news is about parents in Canada attempting to raise a genderless baby. It has become one of the biggest gender stories of the year. Is this a valid approach to raising a child? Is it even possible? Here’s my take.
A bill was voted by the Senate of Connecticut in order to provide a gender identity protection to transgenders of the state.
When I begin thinking about what I want to write about for the week, I generally start by searching gender in the news databases to see if there are any recent articles about hate crimes, new laws and protections, or just the publishing of someone else’s story. A clear definition of gender, though, has not been reached by the news media. There are often two types of stories: those discussing gender as it is defined in the bounds of these articles, and then those discussing gender in regards to the social differences between men and women. How different are these definitions of gender?