You may have gathered from my post about the documentary "Luke", that i have a vested interest in the
topic of gender studies. I have no idea why the topic would not interest everyone in the world as it is
basically relevant to nearly every being on the planet Earth.
I find that Transgender studies in particular are of high interest, especially today, 2015, it has become
increasingly relevant. With the gender bill recognition being addressed within Ireland and the fight for same-sex marriage, it is refreshing to see the great amount of support that the LGBTQ community are receiving.
There will be three chapters in the thesis, the minimum of words being 12,000 words and the maximum
being 15,000 words. The first chapter zones in on the history of feminism and the three different waves that
builds up feminism. The chapter progresses to address the Queer Theory and Transgender studies. The second
chapter then addresses how transgender people are treated within the Irish society and other countries. This
chapter delves into the history of cross-dressing and outlines the specific differences within the Trasngender
and Trans* community. I have yet to finish chapter two and it is slightly freaking me out how fast time is going
BUT I know I will get the thesis done in enough time with great research and study to back me up.
Chapter three is yet to be completed but it will discuss the various films and TV shows of today that highlight
the issues that are met by transgender people of today. Especially focusing on "Orange is the New Black", zoning
in on the storyline of the character played by transwoman Laverne Cox.
I had thought this would be the only TV show I would be fully focusing on but that was before I watched the new Amazon series "Transparent". This series has won two golden globes and needs to be as greatly acknowledged as the likes of
Netflix's "House of Cards". The show follows a transwoman named Mora who we follow "coming out" to each of her family members,the series follows the different reactions that the family members give but also what reactions
the general public give, just like a woman shouting at Mora to leave the womens bathroom. As discussed in my
previous post about the urgent need for gender neutral bathrooms.
I find that I am babbling a little on this blog post, but that is what seems to happens when I am very passionate
about a topic, I am really enjoying the writing of my thesis ( apart from the stress) as it has really opened my
eyes and increased my knowledge of the LGBTQ community, I have learned so much more about this specific
community of people which I never would have learnt back in primary or secondary school, which really presses
the issue of the need for the LGBTQ to be a new study within the subjects like SPHE. The separation of the
sexes within sex education has become quite dated and creates a specific and slotted role for each gender, this action needs to be stopped also! The more we inform our children of the truth within our societies the better! No more
hiding or backward thinking or taboos!
Everyone deserves an equal right, an equal respect, and an