Gender Identity Philosophy of Love and Sex essay

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I need my paper revised, the abstract needs a complete re-do, and the thesis and argument needs to be clear.

My stance on Gender Identity is that people who identify as trans or "other" should not be marginalized in our society. I need this paper to relate to the philosophy of sex and love as this is for a philosophy class.

Please revise my paper for me!!! these articles must be used and two need to be summarized In the paper as stated below.

  • Wilkerson "What Is 'Sexual Orientation'?" (195)
  • Bettcher "Trans Women and the Meaning of 'Woman'" (233)
  • Overall "Trans Persons, Cisgendered Persons, and Gender Identities" (251)

write an argumentative essay on a contemporary ethical dilemma involving sex or love (e.g. Gender Identity). A brief summary of two opposing articles from the text should be used to frame the philosophical debate you are addressing. Secondary sources should be used to either analyze the selected articles or to construct your own position. Most importantly, the final paper should contain a clear thesis that states the position you are defending.

READ to help write the paper!!!--identity has always been a central concern and goal of philosophy. For example, Plato's Symposium is an attempt by Socrates and his interlocutors to identify and define love. A subsequent philosophical question emerges: do beings have clear fixed identities or are their identities more ambiguous and subject to change? Historically, most Western Philosophers have been essentialists who argue that each being must have a distinct identity and the purpose of philosophy is to discover these identities. However, after Darwin both scientists and philosophers have become suspicious of essentialism and prefer non-essentialist forms of classification.

With regards to the philosophy of sex and love, definitions of human sexual identity have largely embraced non-essentialism, but disagree on how best to classify sexual identities, their fluidity, and the degree to which either nature, nurture, or influence an individuals sexual identity. Contemporary theorists view human sexual identity as an intersection of three related but separate traits: sex, gender, and sexual orientation. The articles this week veer towards social constructivism and are influenced by feminist perspectives on sex & gender, specifically the work of Simone de Beauvoir (France, 20th Century) and Judith Butler (US, 21st Century).

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Gender Identity- Philosophy of Love and Sex
The explanation of gender identity is contradictive topic that requires any philosopher to
challenge theories that have long been formulated to explain this phenomenon. In this
explanation, I take a close look at philosophies developed by biologists and Darwinian
philosophers. It is only logical to take into account these theories because they are the
foundational arguments on which trans gender and cisgender arguments are built. Additionally, I
take a look at works by William Wilkerson and Talia Bettcher, whose arguments shed more
controversies on the issues of gender identity. While arguing these statements, it is necessary to
consider the role of love and sex in the understanding of sexual identity. This is in line with
Plato’s Symposium where Socrates argues out what love is and what role it plays in the
identification of a person.
Thesis Statement
While arguing out the issue of gender orientation and gender identity, I recognize that
everyone has a choice to choose whatever gender they want to be. Having made their choice,
they should be accepted for who they are with no discrimination whatsoever. While making this
stance, I also recognize the moral inclination of such a situation in today’s society. Morals have
grown to be controversial. We cannot establish what is good and why it is good. According to
Plato’s symposium, Socrates argues objectively that for every good there is a bad and there exists

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a thin line between what is good, bad or just. He conclusively states that what is bad can be just.
Therefore, to support my stand, I say that the society should prove the bad in choosing one’s
gender and also justify that bad through illustration. If not, then a person’s gender should be left
to choice.
Are Trans Persons Different from Cisgender People?
Article Summaries
Article 1: Trans Women and the Meaning of “Woman”
In this article, Talia Bettcher argues out gender identity on transgender and cisgender
persons based on two theories, the “wrong body model” and the transgender model. She
disagrees with these theories which otherwise fail to capture the issue of gender effectively.
More specifically, she touches on the definition of a trans woman and a woman as we know it in
the society. According to the wrong body model, the existence of transgender perso...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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