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Modern Sociological Theories

Bulletin Board Posting #2

Question 1:

I would definitely consider myself female, on the grounds that I was physically born a female, as well as the fact that I have always "felt" female. I've always engaged in the activities that are typically associated with being a girl, such as playing house, playing with dolls, getting dressed up, wearing makeup, etc. I work in a job in the psychological field where there are predominately women. My body shape and size is typical of a female, and I had always had the desire to bare children.

Question 2:

Although, the non-judgemental side of me tells me to disagree with the rape crisis centre's decision to reject Ms. Nixon's application to become a volunteer counsellor, my objective side reminds me to consider the ultimate goal of the organization. It is important to consider that their job is to provide guidance and counselling to women who have been sexually assaulted, and to make these women feel as safe and comfortable as possible, so they may once again be comfortable in their own skin and in society. I feel that many of the women would be put off by the fact that Ms. Nixon was born a male, and would not feel comfortable with him/her. If they do not feel safe or comfortable, they are not likely to heal, which is so important to their psychological health after such a tragic experience.

On the other hand, if the organization wanted to employ Ms. Nixon on the basis that they give their clients the option to see her, or opt for another woman if they didn't feel comfortable, I think that would be completely acceptable. I believe this option would work for both Ms. Nixon and the organization, because it would give her an opportunity to show that she is capable of doing the job just as well as any

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