COm 398, due on Friday

Watch the following 2 videos: (and check the reading below)

“It’s hard to be transgender”
Dad reacts to transgender child.
For more on the show go here

The reading: Login to medailleone on library databases then click on CQ researcher. Once there, type in transgender and select the article called Transgender Issues. There are many sections to it, so pick one section and read it and bring in comment/question on what you thought was interesting. Same with the videos–comment/questions on those too!

**A note on tolerance:
I was very upset today to have 2 student approach me with remarks about not wanting to hear about other people’s sexuality, or asking me whether or not someone is bi. First off, it’s NEVER appropriate to ask a professor something like that. A person’s sexual orientation is their information to share, not mine.

Second of all, we are not in an evangelical, Christian school. We are also not in a bubble world. These issues are real, they are a part of our society whether you agree with them or not. The class is called Gender and Communication, therefore we talk about all aspects of gender not just about the straight people. At the end of the day, I am not expecting anyone to agree with everything that’s presented in class but I FULLY EXPECT TOLERANCE AND RESPECT. Everything that your peers do has had my prior approval, which means you should be able to find something of value from what is talked about. You are all adults.

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4 responses to “COm 398, due on Friday

  1. Nick

    Well said. I do not personally agree with some of what is discussed in class, but respect and tolerance is a must. You don’t necessarily have to respect what people do or think or act like, but you need to respect them as human beings.

  2. profsw

    Exactly what I meant Nick. Thanks for showing support!

  3. Tara Lacell

    I’m not even in this class, but if I was … I would speak my mind and bring in gay porn.

  4. Katie M.

    I know the comments i say in class arent always positive…but i would never disrespect anyone for their sexual orientation. That is their choice and that is fine, if they want to tell the world who they love….THEN HATS OFF TO THEM!!! I think it takes a lot of courage for someone to speak their mind, and just be totally and completely open…I mean look at me I’m one of the most open people you will ever meet!!! I would never ever ever in a million years disrespect someone because of what gender they’re interested in…and whoever does disrespect people for doing that…I’ll beat them up…done and done!

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