Transsexual Adjustments

Students are to watch the following:

Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner:  (please note: this is the best copy available in its entirety. That said, it has pop up ads at the most INCONVENIENT times!) (Male-to-Female transition).

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Yes, I am very aware of the Kardashian cloud that surrounds him during this time. However, I want you to strip that all away and LISTEN to him-not just hear him-LISTEN. That means, watch his eyes, hear his voice, hear the inflection of his voice when he discusses the struggles over the years…Listen to him as he describes the defense mechanisms he would use (sociological perspective) to protect himself and his family from getting hurt, etc…

TED TALK with Geena Rocero, Supermodel (Male-to-Female)
Video: Chris Mosier, TEAM USA athlete (Female-to-Male)
Video: Chaz Bono (Female-to-Male)
On their own, students are to binge watch via Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, AT LEAST 10 episodes of the TLC show, ‘I am Jazz’. **UNT Media Library informs me there are plenty of episodes on YouTube from which students can choose** 

Read the following news article on Jazz Jennings, star of TLC’s TV show, “I am Jazz”. (Male-to-Female)
http://time.com/4350574/jazz-jennings-transgender/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Read articles on the following: Mack Beggs and Kristen Beck (found within the module).   
Then answer the following: 

What do you think would be the most difficult adjustments a male-to-female transsexual would make? Female-to-male? Provide 3 examples.
In your discussion, be sure to address the different perspectives of your choosing (biological, psychological, sociological, for example) associated with being transgender to support your stance. **As always, please be kind and considerate in your posting and responses. Thank you.**

The following rubric or standard is used for grading this assignment.
Points
Criteria
40
Discussed 3 pro/cons in complete sentences and is about 300 to 350 words, references included.
30
Discussed 2 pro/cons in complete sentences and is about 250-300 words, some references.
20
Discussed all 3 pros/cons, but lacked length and/or some quality issues, 1 reference only.
0 -10
Major problems with (1) length, (2) quality, and/or (3) in addressing at least 3 perspectives, no references.

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