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Just Saying Introduction

A website. It’s something that I’ve always wanted. For a long time now it’s been a desire of mine to have people read my writing on a site like this. It feels good to have finally gotten around to it.

For anyone that doesn’t know me, my name is David (soon to be Laylah) Beattie. I am an ambitious, talkative, slightly annoying (I’m sure) eighteen-year-old student journalist living in the city (that was a mouthful).

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Irish Trans Teen-Video

My name is David Beattie, I’m eighteen, I live in Dublin and I’m transgender.

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What is Heteronormativity?

The term heteronormative is heard more and more in modern society, but what does it actually mean? Is it a ridiculous concept thought up by the youth of today or could it actually be a genuine affliction that our society suffers from? In a nutshell, heteronormativity is the implication that it is correct and normal to be cisgender or heterosexual.

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The Stigma of Bullying.

The 21st century saw the Irish education system finally take a dedicated and realistic approach to bullying in schools. In September 2013, the Department of Education and Skills published these Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools. There are rules set down in procedure (but not law) regarding bullying between students at primary and post-primary schools and the rights of pupils and parents when bullying occurs. But, as we know, bullying can happen anywhere. The workplace, the gym, college, the internet. It is not just a kid’s problem.

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Many Pro-Life Supporters Disagree with Sex Education Being Taught in Irish Schools.

It seems that many people who disagree with abortion being made legal in Ireland agree with Irish schools teaching abstinence-only sex education at both primary and secondary levels.

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Transgender citizens in Ireland face massive journey in order to transition.

With Joan Burton’s recent gender recognition bill coming to force, the journey of a transgender citizen in Ireland has become much easier. People can now change their legal gender of their own accord without diagnosis from endocrinologists or psychiatrists. However the struggle for transgender citizens is still an uphill battle. There are reports of this issue existing in all cultures, even in animals. In spite of this the supports for people who need to transition in Ireland are sadly lacking according to experts. Ireland was the last country in the EU to legally recognise transgender people.

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