PSY 7210 UNIT 1 DISCUSSION 1.pdf - Collection u2013...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 5 pages.

4/21/2019Collection – PSY7210 - Apr 08 2019 to Jun 14 2019 - ...1/5CollectionUsers can Collect posts into a printable, sortable format. Collections are a good way to organize posts for quick reading. ACollection must be created to tag posts.More HelpThread:Dr. John Money: Gender/Identity RolePost:RE: Dr. John Money: Gender/Identity RoleAuthor:Posted Date:April 14, 2019 6:58 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)Professor,Everyone has their gender, whether it matches the one they were biologically born into or not.That's innate to their person (possibly not biological but for all intents and purposes might as wellbe), it is core to who they are. There is also a social construct around gender, boy things areblue/girl things are pink, boys like sports, construction and porn/girls like dolls, baking and dance.These often match common experience, but they are not innate. Many people enjoy the thingsconsidered to not be "of their gender" even though they identify as their birth gender. That iswhen the social construct meets the biological.I don't know much about David Reimer other than he was born male but was raised as a femaleeven though he never identified that way. It was decided to raise him as a girl because of abotched circumcision that destroyed his penis, that's social construct. He has no penis sotherefore he must be a girl as if that's what defines gender.I would suggest that his case is a perfect example of how we can't define another person'sgender. A decision was made for him and he didn't agree with it but grew up in a period whentransitioning was much harder than it is today (it's still no picnic for most people) so the socialconstruct stood in the way of his "biology" he suffered and eventually killed himself (this iscommon among trans people without support). The same is true of "conventional" trans people,but in their case it's not parents/psychologists who make the decision for them, it's chance. Theyare born one gender, but they identify as the other gender (or elsewhere on the spectrum).Ultimately it doesn't matter what the cause is, the only thing that matters is that we listen topeople, respect their choices and support them in living their lives as the people they knowthemselves to be.Joi GeorgeGeneral PsychologyJoi GeorgeThread:The paradox of educationPost:RE: The paradox of educationAuthor:Posted Date:April 14, 2019 6:21 PMStatus:PublishedProfessor,To continue with the quote,the purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability tolook at the world for himself, to make his own decisions, to say to himself this is black or this isJoi George
4/21/2019Collection – PSY7210 - Apr 08 2019 to Jun 14 2019 - ...

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture