Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion
7. Why do ordinary people show negative attitude towards transgender? Examine the reasons and suggest remedies to change their attitude.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is premised on the behavioural aspects of people in general towards the transgender in the society.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the reasons underlying the negative attitude towards the Transgender and suggest solutions to address such an attitude.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
One can start by defining who constitute transgender in the society. The term “transgender” refers to a broad range of social identities and gender presentations.
“Transgender” is an umbrella term, under which fall people who live their daily lives as the gender opposite to that which is associated with the sex they were assigned at birth (transgender men and women), including those who seek medical intervention to align their bodies with the sex associated with their gender identity (transsexual men and women); people who identify outside of the binary categorization of gender (non-binary); people who cross-dress; drag performers; and (sometimes) intersex people—all people who cross (“trans-”) gender boundaries in some way. Explain the underlying reasons for ill attitude of general people towards them. Suggest solutions to change the attitude, comment on the action that needs to be taken to induce the right attitude in public, government and other institutions.
Conclude with way ahead.