Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
flawless truth… actually I wrote a paper about why Elle was a feminist in high school and put it on pink paper
I got an A
perfect movie perfect feminism ALSO AS A TEACHER I WOULD GIVE YOU AN A FOR THAT PAPER.
Elle is my hero. <3
As a feminist and current pre-law nerd, I have to say… I had never really realized what a good example this was, before. O.o
See, everyone (generally) bitches about Legally Blonde because Elle is so femme, so blonde, so comfortable with herself in every sense of the word that it’s just laughable to them, which just boggles my mind. They ignore that, even though she originally did it to get with a boy, she was able to go to Harvard and studied her butt off to pass all of her tests, not to mention she graduated at the top of her class. Because she’s femme. Because she’s a “ditz”. A “barbie”. Because she’s naive and extremely kind.
*sighs* I love elle. x’]
“Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
"Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain."
Johanna de Silentio (via decadere
For four years while I worked at my “career job” in non-profit fundraising (and as much communications as I could get my hands on) I also worked part-time for Origins, a skin-care retailer. I was pretty much the lowest person on the totem pole of this giant Estee Lauder company but I couldn’t help trying to apply all the things I was learning from reading marketing blogs during the day into my retail job.
The actual brand of Origins is super strong: “Powered by Nature. Proven by Science.” It couldn’t be any clearer unless they were willing to go with “Organic. But it still works.” So, it was disappointing to me that with this great brand they stopped short of what they really could accomplish.
For instance, one of the brands within Origins is Dr. Andrew Weil’s line of anti-inflammation skin care. Dr. Weil is a New York Time’s best-selling author and Harvard trained botanist. He’s world renowned for his books on health. Origins could modernize by partnering further with Dr. Weil or people like him to move beyond skin care into the lifestyle of people who are interested in natural skin care. I would try to get him to write a lifestyle blog that was a more down-to-earth version of Gwenyth Paltrow’s. If this was successful I would try to attract more partnerships like this (perhaps Lady Gwenyth herself) of people who are already known for health and beauty and need a vehicle to develop a skin-care or makeup line. As already famous people, they could drive sales simply by blogging on the Origins site about what they’ve done and interacting with people there.
On the cheap, there’s also an extremely large untapped resource of beauty bloggers that it would be very easy for Origins to partner with. There’s a legion of readers who take these writers word as fact. I might be one of them.
I’m also very passionate about modern brands because I’m really interested in transparency. It excites me that with technology companies have to react and respond to their consumers. For instance, when it made news that Applebees fired a waitress who posted a photo of an embarrassingly mean note a pastor left with her check, people were outraged and took to their Facebook page. Applebees crumbled under the pressure to be transparent and explain an unpopular decision. They were caught making a bad decision because they didn’t know their own brand, what they stood for and how they balanced customer service with loyalty to employees.
Finally, a long standing part of Origins’ brand is its use of sampling. Any customer who walks into a retail store is supposed to be able to get as many samples of products as they wish. This is great in the sense that their products are good and there are many that people would be hooked on after one use. However, this practice breaks down because the person then has to leave the store in order to use the sample. Rather than promoting sampling as something people should come in and do, they should do what Sephora does: asking each individual upon checkout which samples she would like. This ensures real customers are trying new products as well as making their whole retail experience better.
Go Away Snow
Hurry Up Sun
Spring is Here
It’s Time for Fun.
Maria Kochetkova’s Cinderella shoes.
Meet the comfort dogs, a team of five golden retrievers that are dispatched to different areas in the aftermath of a tragedy. They’re currently in Boston visiting victims of Monday’s marathon attack.
OH MY GOD
PINK Planet|VSFS: 2009.
spin for life.