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    Monday, March 25th, 2013
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    Places of worship abound in Mumbai and New York.Todd Palin was one of 13 people subpoenaed in the inquiry into whether Gov.
    Sarah Palin or members of her administration abused their power in the dismissal of a top state administrator. An expected 41 million Americans will tune into the 78th annual Academy Awards to watch a spectacle largely honoring films they have not seen and may never get around to watching. Eliane Glaser trots out the old "science is a gated community"

    argument, with scientists as priests or gatekeepers with "privileged access" to the minutiae of the natural world (The altar of Cox and co, 1 March). This feels particularly mean-spirited considering

    the target of her epithets is Brian

    Cox, who

    spends a considerable portion of his days striving

    to make science accessible to non-scientists.Ms Glaser conflates scientific wonder at how far we are from understanding the physical world with the ineffable of religious experience.
    She makes much of a "power dynamic" that she perceives between the scientist priests and the worshipping populace.
    But science is no more exclusive than any other human endeavour, and considerably more welcoming than the priesthood (to continue her metaphor). Scientists earn their places in the lab through

    years of hard and poorly paid work; crucially, this path is open to anyone crazy enough to want to tread it.
    A PhD is not inherited, or bestowed by the vagaries of popular culture, although Prof Cox's fame may be. Perhaps it is the arbitrary non-field of pop science that Ms Glaser objects to?As a neuroscientist, I too see the brain as "nerve cells in a lump of meat". But how wondrous the font of human mind that springs from such humble flesh! I have

    to reflect on that wonder to get me through the day-to-day grind

    of laboratory work. If that wonder also motivates more people to enter science, so much the better for us all.Dr Dylan Richard MuirZurich, Switzerland• Eliane Glaser describes Brian Cox's approach to science as "anti-intellectual reverence" yet Einstein, although an atheist, wrote of his "cosmic religious feeling".
    For many secondary school students today science is hard and true, in contrast to any religious feeling that is "pie in the sky". Einstein also wrote that "science without religion is lame, while religion without science is blind".

    With school syllabuses and curriculum time heavily weighted towards science,

    Brian Cox and other scientists demonstrate a balance, wholeness and wonder that is often denied students in the present school curriculum.
    My colleague

    who teaches physics and I who teach RE both appreciate the approach of Brian Cox for us and our students.Liz
    ByrneLetchworth, HertfordshireBrian CoxScience policyPeople in scienceScienceguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla turned button-down technocrat with expertise

    in everything from energy to high finance, comfortably won Brazil's presidency Sunday in a contest that demonstrated voter loyalty to the man who handpicked her for the job, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
    U.S.
    stocks fell last week, but the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index still finished the year with its biggest annual increase in six years. However, the major rally

    that began in March couldn't prevent the index from posting its worst decade ever.
    South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney doesn't want to quit on his team and is looking forward to playing football for the Gamecocks in
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    Jeffrey Gettleman reports from Kibera, a part of Nairobi

    that was a flashpoint of violence during Kenya’s last presidential election.
    This time, things are tense

    but there has been no violence so far.Thumb-sized
    figurine discovered

    in Denmark by amateur archaeologist is the only 3D representation of a valkyrie ever found – and will arrive at British Museum in 2014A little face peering up from

    a clod of frozen mud in Denmark has proved to be a unique find: the only known 3D Viking representation of

    a valkyrie.The
    figurine, believed to date from about AD800, was found in December and has gone straight

    from conservation to display in

    the National Museum in Copenhagen. It will then be included in the exhibition on the Viking age that opens there in June and at the British Museum in 2014.The legends of the valkyries – the ominous companions of the god Odin who descend on battlefields to choose which warriors will die – have been among the most enduring in Scandinavian folklore and literature.
    Later images, often inspired by Wagner's music, tend to be romantic creatures with

    flowing locks and voluptuous bodies.The
    thumb-sized figurine is made of

    gilded silver, with some black niello inlay decoration. The valkyrie is sturdily dressed, armed with a double-sided Viking sword and a round shield, her hair neatly twisted into a long ponytail forming a loop, suggesting

    it may have been worn as a pendant.Small, flat images of striding women, believed to represent valkyrie, have been found on many Danish Viking sites, but nothing like this figurine.
    Its survival is something of a miracle: the lower legs and feet are missing, and it was found among fragments of scrap metal, so somebody may have started to chop it up to be melted down to extract its silver content.Mogens
    Bo Henriksen, an archaeologist and curator at the Odense city museum, on Funen island near the find site, described the figurine as "unique" and said: "There can hardly be any doubt that the figure depicts one of Odin's valkyries

    as we know them from the sagas as well as from Swedish picture stones from the time around AD700," he said.The figurine was found at the end of December by Morten Skovsby, who was learning how to use a metal detector with three amateur archaeologists near the village of HÃ¥rby.Henriksen hopes that after the figurine's travels – during which it will be displayed near the largest Viking ship ever found – it will return to be exhibited in Odense.MuseumsArchaeologyDenmarkMaev Kennedyguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds A marriage unravels in “Belleville,” Amy Herzog’s new drama set in Paris. Michael LiebreichPhoto courtesy of Bloomberg New Energy Finance Garda union stages demonstration outside Dáil for first time in protest at perceived unfairness of

    public sector pay cutsRank-and-file police officers in Ireland have taken the unprecedented step of picketing their own parliament, accusing the coalition government in Dublin of excluding them from a public sector pay deal.Members of the Garda Representative Association's (GRA) central executive committee are staging a protest outside the Dáil at lunchtime on Wednesday against what the police union calls "the unfairness of proposed public sector pay cuts".It
    is the first time the body representing most gardaí have demonstrated outside Ireland's parliament since the state was founded.
    The GRA represents more than 13,000 Irish rank-and-file officers.In
    a sign of deepening tension between the GRA and the government, off-duty gardaí held up placards stating "Taoiseach says it's fair.
    Senators lose €600.
    Garda loses €2,000. Fair?", referring to a cost-saving deal between the coalition and the trade union movement from which the GRA was excluded.The GRA's general secretary, PJ Stone, said his members were not offered a seat at recent national wage negotiations between public sector unions and the Fine

    Gael-Labour government.He said gardaí had been "sidelined" in an updated deal, first hammered out in Croke park stadium several years

    ago, that would save billions in public sector pay and pensions in return for no redundancies.Stone
    said: "It is a disappointment to the GRA to learn that the government were now intent on extending the

    Croke park deal to facilitate savings to the magnitude of €60m over three years from the pension and pay of members

    of An Garda Síochána."If
    we are to look at the deal now being voted upon by the trade union movement, we see that it is blatantly unfair.
    How our taoiseach can see this as fair is simply baffling.
    Any public servant working nine to five and earning €65,000 per year will not have their pay reduced; while a garda earning €38,000 per year will suffer a pay cut."In
    February, the GRA passed a vote of no confidence in Ireland's justice minister, Alan Shatter, after he and the cabinet pressed forward with plans

    to cut Garda pay.The row over pay cuts

    in Ireland's police force has reached the point where some branches of the GRA across the republic have already voted for a national "blue flu" day – a de facto police strike when officers would fail to turn up for duty claiming they were ill.The last "blue flu" strike in Ireland took place in May 1998 when large numbers of gardaí took sick leave in protest over pay and conditions.The
    then Garda commissioner, Pat Byrne, described it as a "black day" for the force, but within weeks a pay increase had been negotiated with the unions.IrelandEuropeHenry
    McDonaldguardian.co.uk
    © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds The holidays mark the end of one year and the beginning of another -- a worthy occasion for celebration.
    So it's hardly surprising that

    wine, beer and spirits flow freely.
    Pavel Dmitrichenko, Bolshoi ballet dancer who confessed to ordering acid attack on Sergei

    Filin, was 'avenging girlfriend'They once danced on the same stage – two men united in a passion for ballet and bringing glory to Russia's most famous theatre.
    Now, Pavel Dmitrichenko, a dancer at the Bolshoi ballet, has confessed to ordering an acid attack on its director, reportedly motivated by his desire to avenge his girlfriend.The scandal, unprecedented in its violence, has blackened the name of the Bolshoi theatre, an institution that inspired respect and awe around the world, even in the darkest days of the Soviet

    Union.Now it stands tarnished, another victim of the savage violence and score-settling that has seeped into so many other aspects of Russian life. Some likened the case to the Oscar-winning thriller Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, in which two dancers vie bitterly for supremacy.Dmitrichenko confessed to his crime against Sergei Filin

    on Wednesday , one day after being arrested in a police sweep that encompassed a Bolshoi-owned

    dacha compound on the outskirts of Moscow and the region of Tver, 100 miles away.In
    a police video released to state-run television, Dmitrichenko looked tired and unkempt, with deep circles under his eyes, appearing more like a frightened runaway than a dancer at a world-famous ballet."Yes,
    I organised this attack, but not to the extent that it occurred," he said.
    Filin was attacked with sulphuric acid while returning home on 17 January, scorching his face and neck, and leaving him fighting to save his eyesight.Police
    statements and anonymous press reports about Dmitrichenko revealed a picture of a man with an unpredictable temper and a deep love for his girlfriend, the Bolshoi dancer Angelina Vorontsova.Until 2009, Vorontsova danced for Filin at Moscow's second ballet company, the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre. She then transferred to the Bolshoi – and began dancing and studying under Nikolai Tsiskaridze, a flamboyant principal dancer who would go on to become Filin's nemesis.
    When Filin joined the Bolshoi as director in 2011, he reportedly felt betrayed when Vorontsova remained a student of Tsiskaridze.According to press reports, Dmitrichenko believed that was why Vorontsova was consistently passed up for roles, including her dream role – the lead

    in Swan

    Lake – as recently as December.The
    Bolshoi leadership declined to comment on the arrest of one of its most senior dancers.Mikhail Lavrovsky, a choreographer and ballet teacher, was among several

    who said they did

    not believe that, despite his infamous hot temper, Dmitrichenko could organise the attack."Dmitrichenko is a normal person," Lavrovsky, 71, told Izvestiya newspaper.

    "I don't think he could have done this. He wasn't deprived of anything.""This
    never happened in my day," he said. "You'd

    hit each other in the face in the dressing room and that was that."As
    soon as he was able to

    speak after the attack, Filin said he was sure he knew who ordered the attack against him, although he always refused to publicly name names. He said he was certain it was linked to his work at the

    theatre.His
    lawyer, Tatyana Stukalova, told Interfax news agency

    on Wednesday: "My client is grateful to all law-enforcement agents who took part in uncovering this crime."He knew about the arrests from

    the press.
    I can't say he was very surprised when he heard about who was suspected."As

    they uncovered the plot this week, police released the smallest details of the attack, a rare insight into the violence that has long plagued Russia's business, political and human rights worlds.According
    to police, Dmitrichenko, motivated by "personal hostile relations linked to [his and Filin's] professional

    activities", engaged a man named Yury Zarutsky to attack the ballet director.Zarutsky then bought sulphuric acid from a local car repair workshop, waiting until its water evaporated in order to increase its concentration, a police source told Interfax.Sources
    said that Dmitrichenko was intimately involved in organising the attack."On
    the day of

    the crime, it was clearly established when the victim would

    leave the Bolshoi theatre," a source told Interfax. "The organiser said Filin was heading home, where the attacker was

    waiting for him."As Filin approached his door, the attacker called his name.
    When Filin turned around, acid seared his eyes. CCTV footage showed him falling to the ground, attempting to wash his eyes out with

    snow.Andrei Lipatov, who confessed to acting as a getaway driver, said on the police video: "Yes, I was there at the time. I drove someone. I didn't see how it happened.
    I just drove him, waited and drove him away. I was asked to do it, without explanation."The


    three men are expected to be charged on Thursday. They face up to 12 years in prison if convicted.Dmitrichenko was due to dance the

    role of Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty on 16 March.
    The Bolshoi said they were urgently seeking a replacement.His girlfriend, Vorontsova, was due to dance in George Balanchine's

    Jewels on Wednesday evening.RussiaBolshoiDanceBalletEuropeMiriam Elderguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More
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    After President Obama signed the nation's health-care overhaul into law, Wisconsin made more headway than virtually anywhere else in the country at preparing to carry the statute out.
    Then a Republican governor came to power

    and changed all that.The House on Thursday approved legislation that could set in motion changes in Puerto Rico's 112-year relationship with the United States, including a transition to statehood or independence.
    THE QUESTION Does the severity of depression affect whether antidepressants would

    be helpful? U.S. stocks declined, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and Dow Jones industrial average to 12-year lows, as the government rescued Citigroup and shares of drugmakers and insurers fell on President Obama's health-care plan. U.S.
    stocks gained last week, with all of the advance coming on the week's first day, as news that companies such as Lowe's and Sears beat earnings projections was offset by concerns that the government faces higher interest rates to finance the bailout of the financial industry.
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    stocks fell last week, breaking the Dow Jones industrial average's longest winning streak since 2004, after credit downgrades for Greece, Portugal and Spain spurred concern that global economic growth will slow and prosecutors considered

    filing fraud charges

    against Goldman Sachs. • Real Madrid manager has doubts about result• Fifa says everything was above boardJosé Mourinho has claimed

    there were "irregularities" in voting for Fifa's World Coach of the Year award last year.The Real Madrid manager made the allegation on Tuesday in an interview with the Portuguese public service broadcaster RTP, claiming that he had been told by several people that he had won the 2012 award, "but someone else got it in the end".The
    award was presented to the Spain manager, Vicente del Bosque, at a ceremony in January, which Mourinho decided not to attend.
    Although he claimed at the time that he had work

    commitments, he told RTP the real reason he did not go was because of his concerns about the voting."Fifa was aware of these irregularities, knowing they were there, but did nothing to avoid them," he said.Fifa
    immediately denied the allegations, saying that the

    list of votes it published on its website was accurate.Votes
    for the World Coach of the Year award are cast by national team managers and captains, as well as selected journalists.José
    MourinhoFifaReal MadridPeter Masonguardian.co.uk
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    Little did I know that filtering my family's tap water might put our teeth at risk.Thousands of homeowner associations and condominiums across the country just sidestepped a potentially costly problem. Earlier this month, a federal agency backed off a controversial plan to make obtaining mortgages in their

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    When Maria Velleca and her family moved from Connecticut

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    Superior Court for a glimpse of the lead suspect in one of Washington's highest-profile murder cases: the 2001

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    Kelner, the Kokusai Denshin Denwa Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, and Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis (1963) and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, were honored in late February with School of Science teaching awards.The
    annual awards are given for faculty members’ work as undergraduate instructors: Kelner teaches 18.440, Probability and Random Variables; Mavalvala teaches 8.13,
    Experimental Physics. Kelner’s research focuses on the application

    of techniques from pure mathematics to the solution of fundamental problems in algorithms and complexity theory.
    He received a BA from Harvard and a PhD from MIT in 2006.
    In 2011, Kelner also received the

    Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award.Mavalvala's
    research focuses on interferometric gravitational waves and quantum measurement, through the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory. She received a BA from Wellesley College, and

    a PhD from MIT in 1997.
    Mavalvala was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010.
    The folks at the NCAA finally got around to charging the University of Miami with a lack of institutional control, and if there's one thing you can be confident they still know something about, that's it. No phrase better describes the way the NCAA

    has gone about its business during the brief tenure of President Mark Emmert.
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    MIT OpenCourseWare has released a new version of Differential Equations in the innovative OCW Scholar format designed for independent learners.
    Organized by Professor Haynes Miller and Dr.
    Jeremy Orloff, 18.03SC Differential Equations includes lecture videos, exams and solutions, and interactive Java® demonstrations. Differential equations are important to scientists and engineers who need to model natural systems and solve engineering problems.The
    original version of 18.03 Differential Equations was first published on OCW in 2004 and has regularly been among the most visited courses on the site, attracting

    more than 30,000 users each month. Both the original version and the new Scholar version include video recorded in the MIT classroom by renowned math professor Arthur Mattuck. In 1992, Mattuck was among the first group of faculty to be designated Margaret MacVicar Fellows, which recognizes faculty who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to the teaching and education of undergraduates at MIT."It's a real thrill to integrate these outstanding lectures into a format specifically designed to

    support online learning," Miller says. "It brings the best of the classroom together with new learning approaches enabled by the Internet." Miller is also a MacVicar Fellow.OCW Scholar courses represent a new approach to OCW publication.
    MIT faculty, staff and students work closely with the OCW team to structure the course materials for independent learners. These courses offer more materials than typical OCW courses and include new custom-created content.
    In addition

    to the lecture videos, exams and demonstrations, the OCW Scholar version of Differential Equations includes course notes, problem sets and solutions, and a

    unique series of video problem-solving sessions recorded

    specifically for this publication.The
    first five of a planned 15 OCW Scholar courses were launched by MIT OpenCourseWare in January 2011, and have collectively received more than 800,000 visits in less than a year.
    The initial OCW Scholar courses included Classical Mechanics, Electricity and

    Magnetism, Solid State Chemistry, Single Variable Calculus, and Multivariable Calculus.Linear
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    be published in 2012. Other upcoming OCW Scholar courses include Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Psychology, Fundamentals of Biology, Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science I, and Introduction to Computer Science and Programming.
    OCW Scholar courses are published on the OCW site with the support of the Stanton Foundation.Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was scheduled for surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday, the first step in the 37-year-old Pro Bowler's plan to return next season. Picky, picky, picky! Are today's first-time home buyers

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    been given a three‑week suspension for his stamp on Italy's Simone Favaro in Ireland's Six Nations defeat in Rome.An independent Six Nations disciplinary committee convened in London on Wednesday and decided the offence was

    in the mid-range of severity, but deducted two weeks on account of his "exemplary previous playing and disciplinary record".The
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    playing in what is thought to have been his 125th and final Test for Ireland, was sent to the sin-bin for only the second time in his 14-year professional career in the 22-15 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico.
    The centre lifted his right leg and brought it down on to the chest of Favaro, the Italy openside, who yelled out in pain.At Wednesday's hearing, the 2005 Lions captain admitted he

    had committed an act of foul play but denied it warranted a red card. The disciplinary committee, chaired by Robert Williams of Wales, however, upheld the citing complaint and decided the offence should have been punished with a sending off.The
    act was out of character for O'Driscoll and was evidence of his frustration, as Ireland slumped to a first Six Nations defeat by Italy and their worst championship performance since 1999.If
    Saturday's encounter in Rome is to be his final match for Ireland, a yellow card and disappointing loss is not the way the former captain would have liked to have bowed out.
    O'Driscoll's contract expires in the summer and while publicly he has stated he is undecided over his future, it is thought that in private he views the forthcoming Lions tour as his farewell. It will be his fourth tour with the Lions and a Test series victory over Australia would offer a fitting farewell for one of the game's greatest players.The
    attrition rate of recent matches has taken its toll – against France alone he was concussed and sustained a lacerated ear and dead leg – while an ankle surgery forced him to miss the autumn.Brian
    O'DriscollIreland rugby union teamLeinsterSix Nations 2013Six NationsRugby unionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds "The survey gives parents the opportunity to start talking with kids - even pretty little ones - about money management," Jason Alderman, Visa's senior director of financial education, tells the newspaper.The rate of the most common operating-room procedure performed in the United States ranges from 7 percent of all births at one hospital to 70 percent at another, a study has found. Greek yogurt, now produced under a number of name brands, is catching on in restaurants as an ingredient that’s indulgent and easy to

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    Thomas Aiken of South Africa clinched the second European Tour title of his career on Sunday, winning the Avantha Masters after shooting a 5-under 67 to finish at 23-under 265. Talk with experts about the pros and cons of the new U.S. policy on public access Should pregnant women eat fish? Are our own gender identities so fragile that we must stigmatise a first-grader for using the girls' room?Coy Mathis is six years old, and she just wants to use the bathroom at school. For a

    year and a half, it wasn't an issue. But in December, Coy's school informed her parents that she would no longer be permitted to use the girls' restroom. She would have to use the boys' room, the staff bathroom or the one in the nurse's office.
    Why? Because Coy was assigned male at birth.
    Coy is one of many transgender and gender-nonconforming children in the United States who face

    discrimination,

    harassment and bullying – from adults and kids alike – simply for existing.
    Coy's school didn't report any problems with her using the girls' room; they barred her from it nonetheless,

    singling her out for a special bathroom. According to a letter from the school's lawyer, published by

    the New York Times:"As Coy grows older and his male genitals develop along with the rest of his body, at least some parents and students are likely to become uncomfortable with his continued use of the girls' restroom."Putting
    aside the creepiness of the school's concern for one of its student's genitals, and that

    in 29 years of using women's bathrooms, I have never once caught a glimpse of anyone else's bare crotch, it's worth

    asking: why should the potential future discomfort of yet-to-be-discomfited students or parents trump the right of a six-year-old

    kid to be treated like everyone else? Discrimination against transgender people is real, pervasive and

    often legal.
    And it often builds from ignorance

    and bias – things that start young. "What we generally see is that most people support transgender rights," Michael D Silverman, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense Fund, told me.
    He continued:"Most people don't think that a person should be fired from a job because they're transgender, or thrown out of their home because they're transgender, or discriminated against at school because they're transgender. "When

    we do see resistance, it's often something that can be resolved through education and discussion. One of the things we see in transgender rights advocacy is that people just don't know a lot about transgender people and what it means to be transgender.
    One of our most effective advocacy tools is education."He's right.
    While transgender people do face widespread mistreatment, the discrimination doesn't make much sense. Who, exactly,

    gets hurt if folks match their physical appearance to their gender identity? Why is it such a problem for a six-year-old girl to use the girls' bathroom?Everyone has a gender identity.
    You do, and so do I.
    Just as the gay rights movement has made us collectively realize that we all have a sexual orientation – whether it be straight,

    gay, lesbian, bisexual or something else – advocates for transgender rights try to impart

    the lesson that each person has an internal sense of being male or female (or, for some folks, neither, or something in between). As Silverman says: "We all have a gender identity. We just

    never have to think about if it we're not transgender because no one questions it."For many of us, that internal sense of maleness or femaleness matches up with the doctor's message when we were swaddled in a blue blanket or a pink one. For transgender people, it doesn't. It shouldn't be that big of a deal: Mary's gender identity lines up with her gender assigned at birth, and Suzie's doesn't. Mary is Mary, Suzie is Suzie.Many of us take steps to match our gender identity with our physical appearance, even if we aren't fully conscious of it – I identify as a woman, and I wear my hair long, pluck my eyebrows, shave my legs and sometimes wear skirts.
    Many transgender people do the same thing, and seek to match up who they are on the inside with

    the social, cultural and physical markers on the outside – by wearing clothes typical of their gender, taking hormones, changing their names or having surgery. They're met with continual resistance.
    While states make it relatively easy for women to change their names when they get married, changing your name to match your gender can be a laborious process.
    It often requires getting a court order from a sympathetic judge, signed and notarized affidavits from friends

    or family members and, in some states, paying for a newspaper ad to announce your new identity.
    The path to physical transition can be rife with roadblocks.
    For transgender people who want

    to undergo medical treatment, being withheld transition-related healthcare is just as devastating as being withheld any other form of medical care.
    But most insurance companies have healthcare exclusions that block payment for transition-related care, and most state Medicaid programs don't pay for gender transition, either.That means transgender people are often stuck paying for their most basic healthcare out of pocket, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. The many transgender people who can't afford care are left without it;

    some turn to below-the-radar, freelance "doctors" with little to no medical training.
    Procedures are routinely botched, disfiguring, maiming or even killing people.By contrast,

    if a person whose gender identity matches their physical characteristics at birth ("cisgender"), but then a hormonal imbalance changes their physical appearance contrary to that – if a woman grows significant amounts of dark facial hair, or if a man develops breasts –

    health insurance typically covers

    treatment.Transgender people can also be fired from their

    jobs, denied housing and generally discriminated against with no legal recourse in many US states. Of the LGBT hate-murders committed in 2010, transgender people accounted for 44% of victims, with trans people of color disproportionately targeted.
    Transgender youth face high rates of bullying, homelessness, abuse and physical and sexual assault.
    I realize this all sounds quite dire. While transgender people do face tremendous challenges from discrimination

    and bigotry, most transgender people live just like everyone else: normal, happy lives, doing the best they can and surrounded

    by loved ones.
    Yet, the obstacles transgender people face are almost entirely social constructs: we've made a collective societal choice to deny them freedom from discrimination, access to medical care and equal treatment under the law. We can choose differently. We can choose to treat our fellow human beings as human beings, and not as unnatural threats to a gendered order of society or as cruel punchlines.The best place to start is in schools.
    Silverman sees this, too:"As we think about education around transgender issues at school, it's important to remember how much relates to

    the core mission of schools."In

    Coy's case, for instance, her school has the opportunity to teach students a powerful lesson about respect, fair play, tolerance and treating others with kindness.
    That's a lesson that all schoolchildren would benefit to learn."We
    can let a little girl use the bathroom, I think.TransgenderUnited StatesEqualitySchoolsChildrenGenderGay rightsBullyingJill Filipovicguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.
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