Debates about abortion, same-sex marriage, legalization of recreational marijuana, transgender rights, health care, and other human rights issues have had profound impacts on our culture and society. Some might say the United States is a country more divided than united. In a 3-4-page essay write about how best to have these difficult conversations in a way that community-building is paramount. How we interact with one anotherespecially in the workplaceimpacts organizational morale. You will need to consider how to handle difficult conversations in the workplace. Choose a topic that is timely, relevant, and controversial (feel free to choose a topic listed above, or come up with one on your own). Carefully present your opinion of the issue in a way that is intellectually engaged (in other words, cite scholarly research backing up your position). Then consider the other side of the coin about the issue and offer a way for both sides to have a respectful discussion. This is an assignment for debate (not argument) and it will be your goal to present your opinion in a way that drives healthy and respectful reflection about how to handle these difficulties in the workplace. A tip about going forward: Strive to learn and understand how someone who disagrees with you thinks about the issue. Remember to also consider how the distribution of political power affect the opinions of people who are under-represented regarding race/ethnicity, class and gender. Instructions: Your paper must be properly cited and formatted according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.) . Include a formal Reference page. This is an individual paper, however, you should reflect on our Discussion Forums and incorporate ideas from there as appropriate. You must support your analysis with at least three scholarly references and can include resources from this course. Sources such as Wikipedia, USA Today, Fox News, or MSNBC news will not be accepted. Option #2: Gender Roles Essay Select two popular magazine websites: (one targeted at men, one targeted at women) and review the portrayal of gender roles and sexuality in the advertisements. In a 3-4-page paper, discuss your observations about the types of images you see in these magazines. Are there differences in the portrayals of gender in the magazine targeted at men and the other targeted at women? What about for sexuality? Are these magazines targeted at straight men? Straight women? How does that inform our understanding of gender being socially constructed? Is the assumption that a mainstream women’s magazine also be targeted towards straight women? Consider how women’s and men’s magazines cover sex as a topic. Be explicit in your analysis and descriptions of the ads. If you are not aware of any mainstream men’s and women’s magazines, you should do an Internet search for “popular men’s magazines” and “popular women’s magazines.” It is important that you do not search for “gay men’s” or “lesbian” or “trans” magazines because we are looking at what is considered mainstream.