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    The Attitudes of Christians Towards Homosexuality, Transsexuality and Transgenderism

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    The different attitudes Christians have towards transsexual, transgender, and homosexual behaviors have long been an area in need of investigation. To further the relevant library of research, an anonymous online survey was distributed through SurveyMonkey that attempted to see how Christians felt and how these attitudes compared to those of other groups. Ultimately, attitudes regarding transsexual and transgender behaviors showed a strong trend towards neutrality. Attitudes towards homosexuality showed a strong trend towards neutrality with an additional trend towards positivity

    The Transitioning of Jewish Biomedical Law: Rhetorical and Practical Shifts in Halakhic Discourse on Sex-Change Surgery

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    This article examines discourse dynamics in Jewish law on sex-change surgery (SCS) and, in general, transitioning between genders. Orthodox medical ethics has moved beyond the abstract condemnation of SCS to the design of practical rules for transsexuals living in observant communities. The reasoning against SCS has also shifted, both in complexity and with implicit ties to Christian and secular tropes. By medicalizing or, conversely, spiritualizing the experiences of transgendered persons, a few Orthodox authors are opening up interpretive space for sympathetic responses to SCS. Such transitions reach their most elaborate expression in Israeli Orthodox rabbi Edan ben Ephraim’s 2004 monograph, Generation of Perversions, which has taken center stage in Orthodox deliberations on transsexuality. Overall, halakhic discourse seems to be moving in innovative, unavoidably interdiscursive directions

    Legal Reasoning Hukum Operasi Ganti Kelamin Penderita Transeksual (Studi Komparasi antara Hukum Islam dan Hukum Perdata)

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    The phenomenon of sex-change operation transsexual patients has been happened since long time ago and continues to this day. But the emergence of differences in legal opinion on this case in particular between Islamic law and civil law, caused/made public patients has been happened since long time ago and continues to this day. But the emergence of differences in legal opinion on this case in particular between Islamic law and civil law, caused/made public confusion, especially those transsexual patients. The Main problems in this study: first, how legal reasoning of civil law and Islamic law on sex change operation confusion, especially those transsexual patients. The Main problems in this study: first, how legal reasoning of civil law and Islamic law on sex change operation transsexual patients. Second, where is the difference transsexual patients. Second, where is the difference between civil law and legal reasoning of Islamic law on sex-change operation transsexual patients. between civil law and legal reasoning of Islamic law on sex-change operation transsexual patients

    Brain Gender and Transsexualism

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    Research by neuroscientists suggests there is a distinction in the BSTc area of the brain between males and females. In transsexual females, those considered male at birth, but who had a strong conviction that they were female, the BSTc region appears to be similar in size to the female BSTc and transsexuals considered female at birth, but who were certain they were male, had a BSTc similar to the male BSTc. This distinction leads to the conclusion that in addition to the recognised markers for gender - genitalia, gonads and chromosomes - we may need to also include the BSTc, given that this current research seems to substantiate what transsexuals are saying about their gender. This paper sets out to challenge our current reliance on the standard gender indicators alone and seeks to address some issues faced by transsexuals

    Bound to the dual-sex/gender system: (trans) gendering and body modification as narcissistic self regard

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    This chapter looks at the way that transsexuals neotiate their body projects, by balancing their ego ideals, bodily intactness and social roles. I draw on a reconstituted notion of (positive) narcissism to eplain the various modalities of transsexual body modification

    We Walk Among You:Trans Identity Politics Goes to the Movies

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