Legally Blonde Analysis
“Legally Blonde” Analysis Feminism has become the great issue in this modern era. The emerging of second wave feminism in the late 60s had bring a huge impact toward the position of women in the society. Women are free from the male values, while women have the equal rights in politic. Women also can quit from their domestic sphere. The movement of feminism still continues in the early 90s. The women’s movement experience a phase which the ideology of feminism had changed to be Third Wave Feminism. It is because the existence of poststructuralists, postmodern and postcolonial theories in that era. Third Wave Feminism focus on popular culture which has been construed as a form of post feminist backlash (Gillis and Munford ; p. 2 ,
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If on the contrary, power is strong this is because, as we are beginning to realize, it produces effects at the level of desire---and also at the level of knowledge, power produces it. If it has been possible to constitute a knowledge of the body, this has been by way of an ensemble of military and educational disciplines. It was on the basis of power over the body that a physiological, organic knowledge of it became possible”. (as cited in Hypatia: Foucault, Rape, and the Construction of the Feminine Body, Ann J. Cahill, p. 46).
Based on this theory, it can be seen that power, according to Foucault, produces social bodies and realities and form social structure. The assumption of blonde is negative, it can be seen when Warner told that “Harvard is gonna be different. Law school is a completely different world, and I need to be serious.” This sentence indicates Warner assume that Elle is can not be as serious as Warner want, she only can bring a trouble for him. It also emphasize with the Warner’s sentence when he became a senator, he will marry a Jackie not a Marlyn. It means that a blonde female always indicate with the inferior position in society. Therefore, this scene is appropriate with Foucault’s theory about the body as a power which determines the social structure. The next scene which represents Foucault’s theory is when Warner humiliate Elle’s educational