Britney Spears: Women's Studie

             Britney Spears is everywhere these days. She is currently on tour, has just released her third album in the past three years, and is also starring in an upcoming movie. Excluding all of her musical awards, Spears has won Best Naval (for having the best belly-button appearance) and a month later was also featured on US magazine as one of twelve “Women of the Year.” In addition, she has appeared in the last few months on the covers of Vogue, Celebrity Hair Styles, and Seventeen magazines. Alongside Paul McCartney, Angelina Jolie, Boby Dylan, and Dave Matthews, Britney was also named one of Rolling Stone’s “People of the Year” and featured on the cover. On the cover of Rolling Stone and in the section on her, she appears extremely feminine. Britney Spears is depicted as sexy, yet innocent--the ideal woman.
             Britney Spears has become a topic of controversy in popular culture. Her dancing and singing are not controversial, but rather her appearance. Britney, at the age of twenty, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone with a low-cut pair of jeans, and a lacy top that covered less of her than a bra would. Inside the magazine, she wore a partially see-through lace dress, showing off her legs, giving a glimpse at her mid-drift, and revealing her lace underwear. Images like these illustrate her womanliness, expressing her sexuality and femininity. Virginia Sapiro says, “masculinity and femininity are both judged according to how well people conform…to traditionally prescribed gender divisions” (362). If this is true, then Britney Spears is well accomplished in “doing” her gender. In the pictures, Britney is wearing makeup and her hair has been curled, dyed, highlighted, and extended. Her legs are shaven and she is wearing a dress made of lace. These stereotypical displays of her female gender are examples of how Spears is “doing gender.” On the cover, her breasts, one might say,

More Essays:

APA     MLA     Chicago
Britney Spears: Women's Studie. (1969, December 31). In Retrieved 02:42, February 28, 2017, from