Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Issues with Identity

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David Hauslaib is an editor of Jossip which is a blog. He teams up with the Big Think youtube to talk about issues facing the gay community. This video was made in 2008 but it appears the issues are the same in 2014. He talks that the main issue is equality, mostly in marriage and the workplace and healthcare. He mentions that a problem with being identified as gay is that you have to be 'tolerated' which in itself is demeaning. This idea of being tolerated is not being treated as equal as the assumption of being equal is that it is a natural and should be accepted. And so this issue of equality and acceptance is still problematic as marriage is legal in 17/50 states and so reflects that there is a long way to go before the equality of marriage is apparent.

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