Simon said that I had made a good start on the essay and that I need to carry on and really push myself so that I will finish the essay in time. He also gave me some book suggestions and journals to look into which are below:
Judith Butler - Gender Trouble
John MacInnis - The End of Masculinity
I found this tutorial really helpful as I got the confirmation that I was doing everything correctly and can therefore carry on with the essay knowing that I won't be going too far wrong. I am also going to look into the books and theorists above and try to triangulate some points that each of them make.