Have you seen legallyblonde? If so what was your first opinion? Would you recommend it? Did youidentify the stereotypes? If u did, did you find it offending? Stereotypes arebecoming a part of us and indeed some of us live in it. Education is one of themain factors that help us break the vicious chain.
Educating young minds notonly occurs in classrooms but also through the prominent source in today’ssociety: Media. It is vital that the movie and songs and even the books we readeducate us on the cycle of stereotypes and how important it is to break them.One of the famous movies in which the protagonist isstereotyped is the “Legally blonde”. though the movie “legally blonde”sketches a way which the character, ‘blonde’ the main character Ellie woods is characterized of being “dumb”.
However she overcomes that and becomes a successful lawyer. Ellie also succeeds in overcoming thechallenges she faces before reaching her dream of marrying a rich man The movie portrays the idea of the movie beautifully. Hoeverthere are flaws in the manner in which the female gender is portrayed in themovie. As a movie is aimed to educate people, the media must only aim to re-educatethe society.The characters, especillay women in this movie are placed bymen in merely two different catagories either based on appearance or actions as”bossy” or “dumb”, which are few of the most common stereotypes in the societytoday.
The characters in this movie, especially female who aredescribed to be bossy are the smart women who are highly educated like Vivian,enid and the professor. Further they earn for themselves which is why they arecalled so. Although Vivian stands out from the others in being feminist, hercharacter stereotypes how a feministbehaves. This can be seen in one of the movie scenes where Enid expresses her opinionthat “winter semester” must be changed to “winter ovester” as she feels “semen”or men are given more importance than “ovaries” or females. This is not evensensible, yet the movie feels the need to portray this stereotype of a typicalfeminist through her