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The Danish Girl offers gender identity term paper topics

The Danish Girl movie with Eddie Redmayne offers interesting research paper topics on gender identity, transgender surgery and transsexual attitudes in history. The movie is a fictional account of the historical figure Einar Wegener, a Dutch painter. After he dressed as a woman to sit for a portrait painting, he realized that his female persona Lili Elbe was his true form and that he had been incorrectly born as a male.

The real Lili Elbe (right) and actor Eddie Redmayne as Elbe in The Danish Girl movie. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood.com)

The real Lili Elbe (right) and actor Eddie Redmayne as Elbe in The Danish Girl movie. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood.com)

In the 1930s, he underwent some of the first gender reassignment surgeries. He died after one of the operations due to organ rejection. Here are some term paper topics based on the movie. Read more

Research topic: Gender identity and gender roles in children’s toys

Gender identity and gender role are important fields in anthropology and sociology. Children are exposed to gender specific toys, gender-based advertising and gender expectations as to their gender roles in society as soon-to-be men and women. Many parents are trying to reverse the trend, and promote a gender-neutral environment of play that allows children to play with whatever toys they want.

Discuss the gender divide in children's toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Discuss the gender divide in children’s toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Interesting research paper topics are to write about gender in children’s toys and advertising. Read more

What are the issues each gender faces?

Gender identity, gender inequality and gender stereotypes are three good research paper topics for your sociology major or gender issues class. This article also has tips citing resources, searching databases and using effective keywords for finding information on gender issues.

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

 

Gender identity no longer a disorder

Making news and pleasing the transgender community is the American Psychiatric Association’s Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which no longer labels transgendered people with a “disorder” or a mental illness. Read more

Gender identity, family relationships: Social psychology topics for your research paper

Gender identity makes for an interesting social psychology topic.

Gender identity makes for an interesting social psychology topic.

If you’re taking a course in sociology then you may be looking for good social psychology topics for your research papers. Think about issues that are in the news today, such as gender identity. What about an issue that is closer to home like family relationships? Let’s take a look at some of the possible topics that you could use when you want to explore social issues.

Gender identity and other topics

A good place to begin your search is at Questia where you can read millions of full-text books and articles. Questia also houses magazines, academic journals, newspaper articles and encyclopedias. What’s more, you find video tutorials on how to plan, research and write your paper. There are also tools to help you take notes, bookmark and cite your sources. Read more