42violethill

riodoesntknow:

mortallyfoolish:

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

ronstormer:

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. 

teiledesganzen:

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.

bookshop:

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. 

wildwildeyes:

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.

My dad was the one who first showed me this movie too! And it is still to this day my favorite movie (as if you guys didn’t know that)

42violethill

Anonymous asked:

Who is layla?

42violethill answered:

Lyla. She was an FMG who came back to do her residency here in NYC, afaik. She used to post long, detailed posts about her day in the hospital, especially when she stood up for things like feminism or bad interns who took no responsibility. And she said that her brother was one of the few who was in critical condition Boston Marathon bombings, for which a bunch of the medblrs immediately messaged her to comfort her.

BUT it was all a lie. She later admitted that the posts and stories were not her own. Which was also weird because she did post a lot of photos from her personal life. Even the story about her brother was a lie.

And tbh it kinda made everyone feel bad. Especially because we all believed her and we enjoyed reading those posts (actually now I’m curious where she got them from) and rooted for her and prayed for her brother and she seemed really nice too. But no. It was all a lie. And she deleted. The end. 

42violethill:

aspiringdoctors:

Yup. To the person who asked me a similar question.

I always thought from the personal pics she had a weird amount of free time for a resident.

Don’t forget towards the end she was also in a coma from being hit by a car on her bike and her ‘fiance’ took over for a minute.

I forgot about that coma/fiance take over part

(Insert Wayfaringmd’s drama gifs here)

My god, that was the worst.

I remember calling her out on something that just didn’t make sense prior to the whole bombing thing and then when that stuff happened, I just completely lost faith.

Gotta love the medblr drama

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md-admissions:

descantforhope:

This. Yes.

oh this is awesome

If anything, this just made me realize how lucky I am to have our midwives and MDs in sync. My first delivery ever was with a midwife and it was amazing. They really complement each other at my hospital and I rarely encountered any of these issues. I guess that’s something to think about on my trek towards OB GYN.

aspiringdoctors
aspiringdoctors:

md-admissions:

mddiaries:

42violethill:

mddiaries:

Ready for my shelf exam

Good luck! Youre gonna power thrpugh it with those items with you!

Ah thank you! Man that was brutal… But hopefully I passed! Wouldn’t look too great if I want to go into OBgyn if I failed the shelf…

My shelf’s on Friday….I think I’m going to wear a geeky or med-inspired shirt too! :)

I LOVE THAT SHIRT AND CUP OMG YOU ARE SO COOL!!!
Good luck on your exams, you two!!

Thank you thank you!
Yes, geeky shirts are a must. I usually wear my blue barracudas t-shirt but I decided I needed a little more magic today ;) 

aspiringdoctors:

md-admissions:

mddiaries:

42violethill:

mddiaries:

Ready for my shelf exam

Good luck! Youre gonna power thrpugh it with those items with you!

Ah thank you! Man that was brutal… But hopefully I passed! Wouldn’t look too great if I want to go into OBgyn if I failed the shelf…

My shelf’s on Friday….I think I’m going to wear a geeky or med-inspired shirt too! :)

I LOVE THAT SHIRT AND CUP OMG YOU ARE SO COOL!!!

Good luck on your exams, you two!!

Thank you thank you!

Yes, geeky shirts are a must. I usually wear my blue barracudas t-shirt but I decided I needed a little more magic today ;)