Posts by jofficer18

  1. We Might Have Gender Neutral Bathrooms, But Should The Whole World?

    [ By on December 18, 2016 ]

    Here at Riverdale, in every building there is at least one gender neutral bathroom, to provide individuals who do not feel comfortable subjecting themselves to making the decision to use a bathroom that might not represent their gender identity. In my eyes, this is very progressive, but recently, this idea of having gender neutral bathrooms has been very controversial. A common idea is that these bathrooms will destroy any sense of privacy, and also, some might feel uncomfortable with someone who might be perceived as the opposite sex, entering the same bathroom as them. Some thing that are used to counter this, are: Your bathroom in your own home is a unisex bathroom. The bathrooms on planes are unisex bathrooms. Some restaurant bathrooms ...

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  2. What’s the Deal With Conversion Therapy?

    [ By on December 12, 2016 ]

    Possibly the most interesting thing regarding the science behind conversion therapy, is... there is next to none! To this day there is still no sound proof that it is possible to alter ones sexual preference, and there is not enough evidence to prove that being homosexual is a choice (that you can then change) or if it is caused by ones genetics. Another thing to consider, is that there is an intense backlash against those who support claims suggesting that being LGBTQ+ is a choice. Even looking at current events, we can see that politicians such as Vice President elect Mike Pence support said claims. So why might there be this backlash? Most likely, this backlash stems from the stigma ...

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