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10 Times Elle Woods Proved That You Can Be A Strong Independent Woman Who Don't Need No Man

"If I'm going to be a partner in a law firm by the time I'm 30, I need a boyfriend who's not such a complete bonehead."

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Elle Woods' words are crazy inspirational and we would all do well to follow them!

1.  “I promised her, and I can’t break the bonds of sisterhood.”

Sisters before misters! Duh! Whether they are your sorority sisters, your actual sisters, or your best friends, our friends always matter and should be considered when making decisions. Maybe this won't be about holding someone's alibi in court, but keeping secrets and trust is absolutely just as important!

2. “I once had to judge a tighty-whitey contest for Lambda Kappa Pi. Trust me, I can handle anything.”

Elle Woods has drive, determination, and above all confidence! This is super important in every aspect of your life! She can take on any challenge and overcome it with class and style.

3. Warner: “YOU got into Law School!?!?” Elle: “What, like it’s hard?"

Elle got into one of THE most difficult schools in the country, particularly their LAW school. I think that this element is sometimes overlooked. Let us remind everyone that Warner got waitlisted for admission until his father made a phone call to the department. Elle is super smart with her 4.0 GPA, but most of all she is dedicated. She worked crazy hard studying for the LSATs, made a killer admissions video, and clearly impressed the admissions reps with her extracurricular activities. How she had time for all of that in her senior year is beyond me! Elle shows us that with hard work and determination we too can reach our goals.

4. “Passion is a key ingredient to the study and practice of law — and of life.”

Elle tells us to be passionate about our lives! This is fantastic advice we should all strive to follow! Like Elle, pick a career that you love. Whether it be law, teaching, writing, or scuba diving, we should all find passion in our life choices and careers.

5. “Remembering that first impressions are not always correct.”

Remember the age-old saying, "You can't judge a book by its cover"? Elle shows us that we should always be open and accepting towards everyone. Never judge someone by their appearance or blonde hair. Take them for who they truly are inside.

6. “I’m never going to be good enough for you am I?”

Don't let the Warners in your life keep you from succeeding and being the person you are meant to be. If anyone tells you you aren't good enough, they aren't good enough to be in your life. You don't need that negativity girl!

7.  “I changed my mind. I’d pick the dangerous one because I’m not scared of a challenge.”

Elle is not afraid of a challenge and neither should you be! Take chances to reach for your dreams. Never be afraid to go after what you want.

8. “Omg the Bend and Snap, works every time."

Flaunt your stuff girl! You've got the parts, you've just gotta read the instruction manual.

9. “But if I’m going to be a partner in a law firm by the time I’m 30, I need a boyfriend who’s not such a complete bonehead.”

Your boyfriend should never get in the way of your career goals. The right man will be there for you along the way, but never prevent you from exerting your independence. Although she began her journey with the aim of getting back with her boyfriend, Elle shows us that in the end, she needs to focus on her own journey and the right man will come along at the right time.

10.  “You must always have faith in people. And most important, you must always have faith in yourself.”

It's time we realized that there are times when we do need to depend on others. And this is okay! Friendships are so important for a healthy life. And it all begins with faith and trust in ourselves. We need to be friends with ourselves first and foremost.

Who needs a man to be strong and independent? Elle Woods is a fantastic role model for all women. She motivates us to be our very best and to reach for our dreams.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...

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I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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