Gender stereotyping has been an issue within society for many years, and this issue is not decreasing. Having specific gender roles is prominent in society and happens on a daily basis, though this is also being advertised in many films. The movie, Legally Blonde (Luketic, 2001), reinforces gender-based assumptions and stereotypes in different ways. I will argue that the illustration of women in this film represent inaccurate gender stereotypes that work to point to the character that is the perfect women. I will do this by investigating three female characters and analyzing how these stereotypes show women that they should be the “perfect” women.
During the romantic period, society judges women on their beauty, something that they have no control over. This idea of beauty was pushed on young girls and this made them feel as if beauty was the only thing that’s important, but the romantic period literature was going to change that. Beauty, shown as the single most important thing for women in Northanger Abbey and A Vindication of the Rights of Women, which is wrong because it’s degrading for women to be judged on something that they can’t control, this then affects how women are depicted in literature, changing the work’s tone to be satirical, making fun of this idea, or rebellious, in going away from these beauty standards. Instead of degrading women based on their beauty, women should instead get compliments on their beauty. But most women had no way to change these standards, the only thing they could do was make them into a joke, which is exactly what Austen did in Northanger Abbey.
She then went on to winning her first Oscar for best-supporting actress while playing in “Barber Shop 2”. Queen Latifah later created her talk show “The Queen Latifah Show.” She also played an outstanding role in “Set It Off” as Cleo. Queen Latifah changed the way everyone looked at black women who rapped. She then later became one of the many faces of “CoverGirl”. She became a voice for black women who were not yet seen in the music industry.
The tone of this song is one of an older, more mature woman relating to a younger woman. The more mature woman is trying to convince the younger women that she understands the body image struggles that she is going through by using pathos to make the audience empathize with the younger woman. The more mature voice of the song also encourages the younger woman to embrace her “flaws” and see the beauty in her
This search for independence is interesting because I believe that it is something that I can relate to, even in this day and age. In The House of Mirth, Lily struggles with whether or not she should get married like all the other women that she knows, or if she should just accept the fact that she will not have a husband. Both Wharton and Chopin’s stories use similar themes and ideas in order to show that regardless of whether women were trying to find themselves or save themselves, things were different for them simply because they were females. In both The Awakening and The House of Mirth, the theme of “Freedom vs Slavery” is used to show that life was undoubtedly different for men and women. In The Awakening, the theme of freedom vs slavery is shown because throughout the novel it addresses that women are nothing without their men and that it is impossible for a woman to do anything better than a man.
Janis when against gender roles to challenge the norms of society, and as a result her rebellion became significant to the public. In a way, she became famous by shocking and surprising people, and as a performer she captivated and moved her audience through being original. When it came to women’s roles in society, there were very specific expectations that women were meant to follow. During the women’s liberation movement Janet was seen as a kind of model in which women began to mimic. Sexual liberation was another movement that was taking place, in which sexuality became a large part of self-expression.
Women in Culture and Society from the Story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid Women in society have always been judged by their actions and appearance. In the short story "Girl", the narrator focus is advising the girl to avoid wrong judgment that can damage her reputation, but also teaches her thing she should know to have a better life. Although the defining of a lady is different everywhere around the word, is safe to say that is a women that behave to society standards. Society judge a lady by the way she behaves in front other, trying to be the perfect lady. While in the Middle East a lady is a woman who is respectful to men and dresses to their culture standard; covering their hair and/or face.
At the end of the essay the author advocates several strategies women should pursue in order to get tough such as “taking credit when credit is due” (Par.10), because taking credit when it is deserved is a sign of confidence and determination, also she explains how women should express their anger in different ways rather than just smiling. Finally she reruns the scene when she was sexually harassed in a way displaying her as a tough woman, not as a “lady”. Being tough is an essential quality women should possess in order to succeed in society but also being ladylike can lead to success as
Piercy voices her opinion about the on going stereotyping of young women in social settings. Women are expected to uphold a specific image and perform at a certain level.Throughout the poem, Piercy describes the extreme measures that the young girl took in order to achieve the ideal image that she so longed for. Feminism is strongly implied in this poem. The author describes all the things that is wrong with the young girl based on a guy's comment. Piercy advocates for the young girl voice and rights to look how she wants
Over time women have faced and overcome multiple obstacles. In this day and age, women have gained the right to vote, receive an education, and make their own decisions about their life. However, women are still faced with the struggle of fitting into societal norms, and this is becoming increasingly dangerous in our mass media society. For centuries, society has made females feel as if they must fit into the barbie doll image created by a patriarchal society. Some women face eating disorders, plastic surgeries, an abundance of makeup, or even the idea of suicide to elude thoughts of being less than ideal in other people's eyes.