The definition of transgender in the dictionary is “denoting or relating to a person whose self identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender.”
Until recently, transgender was not something talked about in our American society and was not really known about. People had preconceptions of transgender women that they just wanted attention and were confused.
This topic is important because women are still being shamed for being transgender. People do not understand it. An article in The Bee by David Crary (online Nov. 21), discussed how the rate of homicides of transgender women has gone up.
In 2012, there were 12 homicides of transgender women and in 2014 there were 22. This is a dramatic increase that is not known about in the general society. Information about transgender women needs to be shared with the public, and acceptance of all people needs to happen.
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This could be done by setting up informational meetings or question-answer sessions with a transgender woman. By doing this, people would understand more about transgender women in the U.S.
McKenna Walker, Clovis