Rush Hour directed by Brett Ratner shows many claims from Aaron H. Devor 's “Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender.” One scene in particular that shows Devor 's claim is the last scene. In the last scene of Rush Hour, a major gun battle breaks loose during the Chinese art showing. The FBI, Carter, Lee and Johnson are involved in a huge gun battle with the Chinese gang, fighting for the artifacts, Soo Yung and her ransom money. The FBI also discover that Thomas Griffin, the British commander, is the villain Juntao and has been smuggling and dealing Chinese artifacts behind Consul Han 's back. Devor says, “We acquire gender roles so early in life and so thoroughly that it 's hard to see them as the result of lessons taught and learned. Maleness and femaleness seem “natural,” not the product of socialization.” (Devor, 424) Gender roles are taught at such an early age of life that many even forget they are taught at all. When adults have children, they teach their child that they are either a boy or girl. Parents tend to teach boys to be strong, brave and sometimes even mean to portray the masculine look. On the other hand, girls are taught to be loving, forgiving and kind to portray the more feminine look. Every year, Americans have gotten better at being open minded on gender. People can now see that problems with gender are slowly transferring to homosexuals and transgender individuals and how society treats them unequally just like women in the 1900 's. When looking through the lens at the last scene of Rush Hour, viewers see Detective Johnson as a regular police officer. When someone looks at her character through a lens, many qualities come up dealing with her gender and the average stereotype for a female. An interesting feature about detective Johnson is her appearance. She is expressing her femininity by wearing a gorgeous dress, jewelry and high heels but has a haircut of a male. This shows Devor 's
Cited: Devor, Aaron H. "Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender." Reading for Analytical Writing. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin, n.d. N. pag. Print. Rush Hour. Dir. Brett Ratner. Perf. Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker. New Line Cinema, 1998.