It believing in the stereotypes. We are so accustomed

It is not a hidden fact
that Motion Pictures play a large part in our day to day lives. We start to perceive
things, whether right or wrong, and act the same way in our day to day lives.
One of the main things these movies glorify are the Gender Stereotypes. The
expectations from a particular gender that the society has, and these
expectations are being shown in the movies that we watch. The young audience
watch these movies and start believing in the stereotypes. We are so accustomed
to these conventional images that we don’t even question them.

In the movie Legally Blonde, Elle Woods, lead
female actor, is a college-aged girl who recently had a breakup and she tries
to win back her ex-boyfriend. Elle
Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs.
Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from
proposing: She is too “blond”. Elle rallies all her resources and gets into
Harvard, determined to win him back. In this movie there are several
moments where Elle Woods is treated differently just because she is a woman.

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Unfortunately, this is not the first time, nor
will it be the last where someone is treated differently just because of their
physical appearances. These stereotypes are a good sign to know how a society view’s
a gender. Furthermore, it is also important to know these gender stereotypes
and expectations, only then it will be possible to stop/control them from
growing to be a common thing that all of us do. Often different genders receive
different or unfair treatment, and these treatments are very prominent in the
movies are they are also glorified to some extent where it must be stopped soon.

Elle Woods, she meets every aspect of a “perfect
woman”. She is portrayed as being beautiful-an important female characteristic,
with her long blonde hair, fashionable, a small puppy, white skin, high heeled
shoes, small dresses, great skin, great bodily figure and perfectly shaped
white teeth. She is always happy and has a smile on her face (unhappy women not
having a smile on there face are viewed as ugly and mentally ill).  At last, because pink is the colour that most
girls associate with, almost everything that Elle owns is pink in colour and
even what she wears. This movie portrays exactly what it is to be a female.
Most of the other female actors are blondes, slim, good looking, well
maintained body shape, wearing revealing clothing and they all have perfect teeth
outlined with a great smile. Somehow everyone likes glitters, roses,
chocolates, they all giggle instead of laugh, they all love to gossip, and are simply
too stupid to know how to behave in a formal setting (the girls act childish
and giggly no matter what, one of the courtroom scenes in the movie). Females having
nothing else to do other than obsessing over boys, blow kisses, get uncontrollable
after just one sip of champagne. They love to shave their legs and don’t drink
beer- instead they must drink cocktails, they always use words like “cute”, “sweet”,
“Aww” when describing something.

In this movie, every female has a final and
same goal in mind: find a good looking rich man, marry him so that he can take
care, go on a shopping spree with husband’s money (because woman can’t earn for
themselves).  All they must do in their
whole day is get manicure and pedicure and think about their favourite daily
soap on Television. Elle happened to choose a man who is an educated, well
behaved attorney instead of a man who did not study after high school and did
not obtain a good job. It is more materialistic accomplishments that will win the
girl’s heart.

 It is not a hidden fact
that Motion Pictures play a large part in our day to day lives. We start to perceive
things, whether right or wrong, and act the same way in our day to day lives.
One of the main things these movies glorify are the Gender Stereotypes. The
expectations from a particular gender that the society has, and these
expectations are being shown in the movies that we watch. The young audience
watch these movies and start believing in the stereotypes. We are so accustomed
to these conventional images that we don’t even question them.

In the movie Legally Blonde, Elle Woods, lead
female actor, is a college-aged girl who recently had a breakup and she tries
to win back her ex-boyfriend. Elle
Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs.
Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from
proposing: She is too “blond”. Elle rallies all her resources and gets into
Harvard, determined to win him back. In this movie there are several
moments where Elle Woods is treated differently just because she is a woman.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time, nor
will it be the last where someone is treated differently just because of their
physical appearances. These stereotypes are a good sign to know how a society view’s
a gender. Furthermore, it is also important to know these gender stereotypes
and expectations, only then it will be possible to stop/control them from
growing to be a common thing that all of us do. Often different genders receive
different or unfair treatment, and these treatments are very prominent in the
movies are they are also glorified to some extent where it must be stopped soon.

Elle Woods, she meets every aspect of a “perfect
woman”. She is portrayed as being beautiful-an important female characteristic,
with her long blonde hair, fashionable, a small puppy, white skin, high heeled
shoes, small dresses, great skin, great bodily figure and perfectly shaped
white teeth. She is always happy and has a smile on her face (unhappy women not
having a smile on there face are viewed as ugly and mentally ill).  At last, because pink is the colour that most
girls associate with, almost everything that Elle owns is pink in colour and
even what she wears. This movie portrays exactly what it is to be a female.
Most of the other female actors are blondes, slim, good looking, well
maintained body shape, wearing revealing clothing and they all have perfect teeth
outlined with a great smile. Somehow everyone likes glitters, roses,
chocolates, they all giggle instead of laugh, they all love to gossip, and are simply
too stupid to know how to behave in a formal setting (the girls act childish
and giggly no matter what, one of the courtroom scenes in the movie). Females having
nothing else to do other than obsessing over boys, blow kisses, get uncontrollable
after just one sip of champagne. They love to shave their legs and don’t drink
beer- instead they must drink cocktails, they always use words like “cute”, “sweet”,
“Aww” when describing something.

In this movie, every female has a final and
same goal in mind: find a good looking rich man, marry him so that he can take
care, go on a shopping spree with husband’s money (because woman can’t earn for
themselves).  All they must do in their
whole day is get manicure and pedicure and think about their favourite daily
soap on Television. Elle happened to choose a man who is an educated, well
behaved attorney instead of a man who did not study after high school and did
not obtain a good job. It is more materialistic accomplishments that will win the
girl’s heart.