Exposed to The System? A Sociological Discussion on Transitioning from a Girl into Woman, Inquired Subjectively Through Young Female Narratives in 2020.
This thesis presents an exploration on the female sex becoming a capitalized means of identity through global peremptory, which is subjectively inquired through women who identify as feminists. Inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s exhilarating quote, ‘’one is not born, but rather, becomes a woman’’ the aim of the research is to provide insight on what young females in Scotland understand of the social performativity of gender, and how biological sex is categorised into a produce of social identity. The key findings in this thesis show that becoming a woman is a subjective experience where historical gender discourses keep persisting in the contemporary struggle to establish a true meaning to the term ‘womanhood’