Example Of Gendered Society In The Film Legally Blonde

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Society as a whole is a gendered being; from the beginning of history books to the current period in which we live gendered feelings have led the decisions and actions of society and its’ peoples. While many people would agree that this is an issue that needs to be addressed, it has been and will continue to be a constant piece of the structure in which our society is continuously built and maintained upon. This paper will review examples of gendered actions in the gendered society that is present throughout the film Legally Blonde. This paper will bring an abundance of information and evidence to the forefront of thought and analytical realization and will aid in proving how much our society can be gendered and how well it is accepted as an …show more content…
It is obvious that all of these women wear makeup, and jewelry, wear skirts, and make sure their hair and nails are impeccable and presentable. All of these performed activities are the women complying with gender roles. Society, expects women to be presentable in these ways; with feminine clothing choices, “pretty” faces and hair. Also, we are shown times throughout the film where the men “do” gender as well. For example, the courtroom scene shows a man leading his female counterpart in, and gesturing for her to sit down first; this is a gesture like that of men holding the door open for women to walk through. Most boys were raised on the premise of making sure women are let to go first, and then the man …show more content…
She’s the president of her sorority, Miss June in the campus calendar and most exquisitely, she’s an all-natural blonde. She is dating the most attractive fraternity boy on campus and she can dream of nothing else but to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. Unfortunately for Elle, there’s just one thing that is keeping Warner from popping the big question; Elle is blonde, and he can’t marry a blonde. When Warner packs his things and moves out to Harvard Law and consequently ends up back with an old sweetheart from his prep school days, Elle combines all of her resources and works the hardest she’s ever worked to get into Harvard and she’s determined to win him back. Regrettably for Elle, law school is nothing like the life she is used to and she is stuck in the battle of her life, for the man of her dreams, and she fights a battle for herself, and all the blondes out there who are

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