Essay On Gender Stereotypes In The Devil Wears Prada

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Diversity in movie The Devil Wears Prada [Name of the Writer] [Name of the Institution] Diversity in movie The Devil Wears Prada The movie The Devil Wears Prada revolves around women, with the female leading role Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a bright young woman from the Midwest. The story depicted is that of her professional journey in the pursuit of her becoming a serious journalist. Beginning her journey as a junior assistant to the editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly, of the Runway fashion magazine, the plot of the movie revolves around her adjustment in the fashion industry, which she used to criticize and ridicule earlier. During the course of the story, Andy finds herself questioning her own ethical tolerance of the abuse of privilege and…show more content…
This is because for getting there within the patriarchal culture and structures, there is required from them to demonstrate agentic and masculine behaviors. By doing so, they are established as powerful and the ‘baddie’ of the film. This is all demonstrated by Miranda, who is seen as mobbing and lead by intimidating, humiliating, and degrading. Also, if one is an ambitious woman like Andy on their career path, the need is that one becomes not a very nice person for achieving a senior or leader role. Also, it is argued by Greer (2000) that for women to move higher in the male dominated world, they are only accepted if they are also able to include in them the masculine cultural ideals. Hence, in the movie The Devil Wears Prada, there are depicted a range of stereotypes and diversity issues. There is a specific focus on how gender stereotypes and sexist constructions are established within the context of the media or fashion industry, where a woman has to demonstrate masculine behaviors for reaching a senior or leadership position. There is also presented the stereotype of a working woman, whose personal life is shown as impacted as a result of professional
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