An enlightening graduation short by Géraldine Charpentier-Basille tells the deeply personal story of transgender Lou and the difficulties they faced with clothes, periods and labels when growing up.
Inspired by both the work of American philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler and Charpentier’s “non-queer friends”, the director describes her film as “a representation of a queer person made by a queer person”.
Mark Tighe, in yesterday’s Sunday Times, reported:
Almost three-quarters of those who earn salaries of more than €100,000 a year in RTE are men, according to figures obtained by The Sunday Times. By contrast, well over half of RTE staff paid less than €40,000 are women.
…This has now been confirmed in figures supplied after a freedom of information request to the station.
They cover basic salary of staff members, and not contractors, overtime or allowances.
The figures show that, while women made up 48.3% of RTE’s 1,984 staff at the end of 2016, they accounted for just 29.6% of the 125 workers whose basic annual salary was more than €100,000.