Clueless Analysis

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Feminism through the lens of Roxanne Gay on the movie Clueless When you think of feminism, what comes to mind? Is it a man-hating, hairy armed/legged lesbian? If so, you are living in a misconception. Most people are in reality feminists, however, they do not understand the term. If you believe that women are equal to men, you are a feminist. However, the term feminist is feared. We hide behind the conception that all feminists are man-hating, hairy lesbians. People like activist Roxanne Gay are changing the way people view feminism by exposing the truths and raising awareness. Gay is a gender, racial, and gay rights activist who wrote a collection of essays regarding her beliefs on feminism titled Bad Feminist. I will use Gay’s opinions in…show more content…
Although there is no personal benefit to her, Cher decides to help out the new girl, Tai, when she moves to town by taking her under her wing. Tai moved to Beverly Hills from New Jersey and Cher teaches all her about Beverly Hills lifestyle by showing her beauty, fashion, health and workout regimens. Although these categories may seem slightly shallow, Cher truly believes that she is bettering Tai and she is doing it out of the goodness of her heart. In Gay’s essay “How to Be Friends With Another Woman,” she states that you should, “want nothing but the best for your friends, because when your friends are happy and successful, it's probably going to be easier for you to be happy.” In addition, Gay states that you shouldn’t “let your friends buy ugly outfits or accessories you don't want to look at when you hang out. This is just common sense.” This is exactly what Cher does when she sees that Tai doesn’t possess Beverly Hills fashion and beauty knowledge and attempts to fix that. Gay would appreciate Cher being so willing and happy to assist Tai in her transition to the Beverly Hills culture, especially since Cher is doing these acts for the right reasons. In addition, Gay would condone Cher’s approach to the situation as she constructively criticizes Tai in attempts to better her, without being insulting or
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