1.The women’s and feminist movements have been somewhat successful; women have gained access to high-ranking and high-paying jobs in many industries and fields. Are there still issues for women in the workforce? If so, what are they and what changes still need to occur? If not, what do you think made the movements so successful?
2.In contemporary American society, somegay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals are open about their sexual orientation in the workplace. There is some representation of GLBT individuals in popular culture, including the film and television industries. Has this representation reduced prejudice and discrimination against the GLBT community? How? What more can be done?
3.What are some differences in the ways gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are treated in the United States today compared to prior decades? How has this affected GLBT culture?
4.Prejudice associated with gender and sexual orientation is often portrayed as equal to the prejudice faced by racial groups. Do you think this is an accurate comparison? Why or why not?
5.In 2010, there was a high occurrence of suicides related to the bullying of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) preteens and young adults. What was the response to these events? Do you feel the response was adequate? Why or why not?
6.Locate and post a link to a recent article about bullying related to sexual orientation. Provide a brief summary of the article and answer the following questions:
Was the outcome positive or negative for the person being bullied?
Do you feel response to the bullying was adequate? Why or why not?
How might this incident help improve future circumstances?