I’m trying to learn for my Sociology class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

For this Discussion Board post, we are going to consider gender in the workplace. The following questions pertain to your experience at work (if you have never had a job, reflect on your experience as a student). Before posting, review the following articles

New York Times: Justice Department Says Rights Law Doesn’t Protect Gays (Links to an external site.)

Marketwatch: Justice Department Reverses Stance on Policy Protecting Transgender Workers (Links to an external site.)

Try to recall the first time you became aware of your gender in the context of work. Describe your experience of becoming consciously aware that you “had” a gender and how that may have impacted the application/interview process or sort of job you have (or had if you’re thinking about something in the past). How did this awareness influence your overall growth as a person? Did you have particular experiences, or did people treat you in certain ways to confirm your status as a gendered person?

In the second part of your discussion post, consider the experiences of LBGT people (and if you are someone who identifies as LGBT, you can write about your experience with straight or cis-gendered people), particularly focusing on the rights LGBT people have had to fight for in the workplace.

Provide a thoughtful post of 2-3 paragraphs, citing 1-2 scholarly sources.

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