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How Kids React When Being Shown Past And Current Pictures Of Caitlyn Jenner Will Awe You

How Kids React When Being Shown Past And Current Pictures Of Caitlyn Jenner Will Awe You

When Bruce Jenner officially announced his transition to a woman the reactions were mixed. Ordinary people and celebrities busily expressed their opinions on social media.

Being in the public eye is not a new thing for Jenner since during her athletic career she earned a gold medal in the Olympics, but this transition has been difficult as it was a huge change and there were a lot of mixed opinions. Some supported her decision as brave, while others strongly opposed the idea of Kim Kardashian’s stepfather changing his gender. In November 2015 she was awarded The Woman of The Year by Glamour Magazine. It stirred up a lot of controversies as not everyone supported the idea of giving a transgender this award. Because of the controversy Glamour Magazine finally stripped her of the award and gave it to someone else.

Even kids have their own reactions and we can learn from what they voice. First, the filmmakers showed the kids a picture of Jenner taken during the Olympics in 1976. The children described him as a strong, muscular sportsman. Then, there was the second one. It was Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover after the transition. Kids described the photo as a woman with self-confidence who looked happy and calm. After that, the kids were told that they are the same person. The reactions of the kids were excellent. They seemed more open and accepting than many adults.

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They Didn’t Believe it.

Although it was a little difficult for kids to grasp the concept of being transgender, their comments were more focused on all the positive things they could see in the pictures. At first, they were unable to believe that the pictures were of the same person because they clearly look so different. One of the kids even said that it was not possible for a boy to turn into a girl. Even though the concept of a boy turning into a girl was hard for them to grasp, they managed to see the good things in both pictures. There were no critical remarks and they only pointed out positives like strong arms, confident, happy etc.

They Finally Accepted the Fact.

Once the kids were told that the pictures were of the same person their opinions did not change. They were accepting of both pictures even though they had little understanding of the transgender concept. They showed that they are more broad-minded than some adults. One of the girls voiced her opinion by saying that whoever she wants to be is up to her. One kid also said that if now that’s what she is, it is fine.

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      Next, the filmmakers showed one of the positive tweets about Jenner’s transformation, and the opinion of kids was that

      they understood and had more empathy than we think. One girl said that they might feel compassionate for her situation.

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        After that, kids were shown some negative tweets about Jenner, and their reaction to those was also surprising. The kids were able to empathize with Jenner and did not seem happy about the negative comments.

        They Looked Scared.

        One of them stated that some people with nasty points of view about Jenner were too afraid of changing themselves while one of the boys voiced the most important message- the importance of being yourself. He said if you are unable to be your true self then you are lost because you do not know who you are.

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        The moral of the story is that kids can accept differences in society. Transgender people are human beings just as we are. The opinion of kids was honest and held no prejudice. It shows us how people are sometimes molded by society into small-minded, judgmental beings. It is time we learn from kids to be tolerant and more accepting.

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        Last Updated on June 8, 2018

        10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

        10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

        Let’s face it.  We are living in a digital age, and there is absolutely no turning back. One of the biggest influences on society these days is social media. It affects us both positively and negatively. Social media was originally designed for people to share interesting facets of their lives with their friends, but it has become so much more than what it intended to be. It is now a medium for information to pass around the globe. In many cases, people first learn about current events through Twitter or Facebook before hearing about them from conventional news sources.

        We also rely on technology for nearly everything we do. People these days seem as if they can’t go anywhere or do anything without their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. They need to be in constant contact with others via electronic devices.

        However, there is also a downside to be too connected to social media and electronic devices. We are too dependent on them, which make us oblivious to what we are doing to ourselves. Being too connected can have a negative effect on our lives and the society as a whole. Here are 10 true illustrations that show how our society is negatively impacted because of the use of technology.

        1. Facebook is eating away at your time.

        Facebook is eating away your time

          How much time do you usually spend each day on Facebook or other social networking sites? Is it hindering your productivity? Do you find yourself wasting time to a point where you don’t even know where it goes? If the answer is yes, Facebook might have eaten away at your time.

          2. We’ve become “Likeaholics.”

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          Likeaholic

            When you are posting something on Facebook, are you doing it just to see how many of your friends will give it the proverbial thumbs up? This illustration shows that some people are treating “Likes” on Facebook as if it was a drug they needed to inject into their bloodstreams.

            3. Our electronics have priority over our lives.

            priorities

              Given a choice between your dying phone battery or you dying, which will you choose? In this case, the man in this illustration chose to charge his phone over to sustain his own life. As a society, we need to be more careful of our priorities.

              4. Our devices are ruining intimacy.

              lack of intimacy

                Have you and your loved one ever spent time together where each of you is on your phone instead of communicating face-to-face with each other? Has society reached the point where we can’t even be intimate with each other without being on our phones at the same time?

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                5. Families aren’t spending quality time together.

                mother baking

                  Here is a mother making holiday cookies, but what are the kids doing? They are not making cookies with their mother. Instead, every one of them has their faces buried in their own electronic devices. Television used to be what parents use to babysit their kids. Now, it’s a tablet, phone, laptop or video game that does the job.

                  6.  We’d rather record someone than help them.

                  drowning

                    A lot is happening in this illustration. A black man is drowning and asking for help. One person has a gun pointed at him. The other person has their iPhone pointed at him and is recording the scene, but is not interested to help this man.

                    7. Society is sleeping, it’s sleeping its life away.

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                    sleeping your life away

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                      8.  Despite all the technology we have, we still want what someone else has.

                      wanting what someone else is having

                        There’s an old saying that goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” This illustration shows that despite all that we have, we are still not satisfied with our lives.

                        9. Sensationalism still sells.

                        free expression

                          With the information overload that exists today, the media still looks for sensationalism. Here’s a woman who feels she has something important to say, but the media only cares about her because she is naked. Would the news media still have microphones in front of her if she wasn’t standing there topless?

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                          10. In the end, with all of this, we are still killing the planet.

                          gun to mother earth

                            This last illustration argues that despite all of our technological gains, we are still polluting the earth as if we have a virtual gun pointed at Mother Nature. As we build bigger cities and higher technology, how much more damages can we continue to do before putting our lives at risk?

                            Featured photo credit: Michael Summers via flickr.com

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