“Nonheterosexuals face an enormous amount of hostility and discrimination from many heterosexuals in the workplace and in society as a whole. This excellent book educates the reader about how individuals' sexual orientation may affect both how well they are accepted by their coworkers, and how they react to coworkers. It is useful in courses or training programs on diversity in general or on this particular topic. It also may be used by individuals outside of courses who simply want to learn more about sexual orientation as a workplace issue and about themselves. Amy J. Zuckerman and George F. Simons's book is definitely the best book on the topic.” --Gary N. Powell, Department of Management, University of Connecticut Sexual orientation is one of the most controversial ...
Each of us was labeled male or female as soon as we were born. As we grew up, we were taught specific behaviors to carry out the roles of womanhood and manhood. Although many of us have felt constricted by these roles, some people feel that they were assigned the wrong role. Still others don't feel totally comfortable in either role.
Food for Thought
- When have I felt like a “real” member of my gender? What was that like?
- Have I ever felt like a member of another gender? When?
- Why do we sometimes ask, “Is that a man or a woman?” Why is it so important?
Kate Bornstein went through the expensive, lengthy, and challenging process of physically changing her body from male ...