This is why it’s so funny/tragic when people degrade Kim Kardashian for the fact that she made a sex tape, calling her a worthless slut, gold-digging whore etc (literally everyone ever’s reaction when someone mentions Kim Kardashian. Congratuations, you’re so original! And such a charming person!)
Like.. she doesn’t care. She was horny and she felt like it. What other reason does someone need to make a sex tape with their boyfriend? The fact that he was then evil enough to completely violate her privacy and release the tape without her permission is his bad. That’s on him. He’s a cunt, as is any man who publicizes naked photos and video footage of women against their will. Also a criminal.
And it was one of the most shattering things that can happen to a woman. If someone released a video of me then god, I’d be heartbroken. I’d have crawled under a rock and never come out again. But she recovered and then made a hugely successful career for herself, her mother and all four of her sisters, and… people portray that as a bad thing? “Her whole family is only famous for her sex tape!!!” Yep, and? Go on, keep calling her a pointless whore. She can’t hear you over her multiple successful businesses, tv shows, endorsement deals and the guaranteed-safe futures of herself and her entire family.
not to mention ray j is such an unsuccessful worthless idiot he tries to get attention by releasing “i hit it first” about the woman who he betrayed so horribly
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.
And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.
The movie also passes the Bechdel test.
LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM.
Also, Elle still stays true to herself in a professional setting. Even when it’s tough for her, she always keeps being her bubbly, peppy self. She doesn’t let what others say about her stop her from being a kickass lawyer that also is unafraid to express herself how she wants to.
Also, Elle and Vivian both realises how stupid what-his-face was, and he ends up single, barely graduating and with no promises of employment.
AND they made it into a kickass musical without loosing any of the message.
The musical is just as amazing but even better because at the end ELLE gets on one knee and proposes to EMMETT!
(Source: jasonnywithnochance, via weight-a-second)
“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”
“Men should be offended when someone claims that women should prevent rape by not wearing certain things or not going certain places or not acting in a certain way. That line of thinking presumes that you are incapable of control.That you are so base and uncivilized that it takes extraordinary effort for you to walk down the street without raping someone. That you require a certain dress code be maintained, that certain behaviors be employed so that maybe today, just maybe, you won’t rape someone.
It presumes that your natural state is rapist.”
Thank fucking God someone said this! I always get so pissed when someone says: “Boys will be boys!” FUCK YOU! I have enough self control never to harm another person.
People talk about sexual assault like it’s a bad habit that men have. -Jon Stewart.
Can we please work on this? FIX YOUR PARADIGMS, FOKKERS/
(Source: shardpool, via internal-acceptance-movement)
"There is no single definition of sexual violence. “Rape is rape.” It just is. Any sexual act you feel is in violation of your personal safety, your rights, and your own body is unacceptable. It doesn’t matter if you’re drunk. It doesn’t even matter if you’re naked and about to have sex and change your mind. It doesn’t matter if the perpetrator “didn’t mean” to hurt you. You did not ask for this to happen to you, and you did not want it to happen to you, but it did. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge it."
"Of course, the irony of this feminisation of sweet foods is that, although women are supposed to enjoy creating these elaborate, sugary confections, actually eating them is something of a taboo. The current ideal of female beauty is thin above all else, and we are constantly reminded of the pressure to meet this standard, but it isn’t enough to just diet in order to be thin. Regardless of her weight, a woman is also expected to diet so that she is not seen to be overeating. We’re taught from an early age that certain foods, like chocolate or chips, are “naughty”, so many women don’t want to be seen eating these foods in case they are judged as greedy; healthier foods are seen as symbols of virtue, but even those can’t be eaten in too large a quantity. Food, like anything else which hints that a woman is in possession of a flesh-and-blood human body, has to be hidden from public view."