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Posted on: May 8, 2009


Here is a picture of Rihanna breaking gendered stereotypes when it comes to clothing. She is wearing a suit-like outfit. The idea of a suit usually represents a male persona and with Rihanna wearing it, she is breaking the norm. Though it is more acceptable for women to wear clothing outside the norm, Rihanna is still breaking the stereotypical norm. A woman wearing a suit is usually for the work place, but Rihanna is using it for a red carpet event. Maybe she is doing this to show her celebrity power?

               At one point in time many women used to wear suit jackets in the work place. Women felt   “suit jackets once provided women with an office uniform” (Gamble & Gamble, 105). This feeling is no longer true. It is believed that the higher up a woman is, the more diverse she can be with her clothing choices.

Gamble, T. K., Gamble, M. W. (2003). The gender communication connection. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.  

Rihanna rocks the costume institute gala red carpet. (May 2009). Retrieved May 6, 2009, from


1 Response to "#5"

nice post, keep writing thanks for sharing

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