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Women on Film: Katniss Everdeen as Feminist Role Model

Here at EcoSalon, there’s no Team Edward or Jacob. There is only Team Katniss. Picture this: the end of modern civilization is upon us. The Mayans have gotten it right and the shifting Earth’s axis has thrown us all into space. Or Yellowstone’s super volcano has erupted, coating us with […]

Women on Film: How Not to Care Like Melissa McCarthy

Megan, of the movie Bridesmaids, remembers the joy of just being yourself. If you work from home, you often make interesting style choices. One choice could be a negligee tucked into yoga pants capped off by a plaid wool shawl purchased in 1991 Edinburgh (where it was terribly stylish at […]

Women on Film: Body Snark as Universal Women Speak

Body snark is the universal language of women, translating across all cultures. Getting a professional manicure is like sitting in on a group therapy session, but with acetate fumes. Everyone is over-sharing, and it’s often to people whose mother tongue is way more complicated than yours. “His mother is staying […]

Women on Film: Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek Broke Barriers

Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura was an inspiration in a time of racial strife. Before Halle Barry, before Beyonce, and before Zoe Saldana – there was Nichelle Nichols, who boldly went where no African-American woman had gone before. Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek, contributing to Gene Roddenberry’s […]

Women on Film: Body Snark as Universal Women Speak

Body snark is the universal language of women, translating across all cultures. Getting a professional manicure is like sitting in on a group therapy session, but with acetate fumes. Everyone is over-sharing, and it’s often to people whose mother tongue is way more complicated than yours. “His mother is staying […]

Women on Film: The Scandalous Life of An Unmarried Woman

Jill Clayburgh’s portrayal of a divorcee in the 1978  film An Unmarried Woman, helped redefine marriage and sexuality. In 1978, Hollywood came up with its own answer to the shifting roles of women in a newly-feminist society. In An Unmarried Woman, Jill Clayburgh made real the newly-single woman, redefining her […]

Women on Film: Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek Broke Barriers

Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura was an inspiration in a time of racial strife. Before Halle Barry, before Beyonce, and before Zoe Saldana – there was Nichelle Nichols, who boldly went where no African-American woman had gone before. Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek, contributing to Gene Roddenberry’s […]

Women on Film: Ike, Tina and The Realities of Domestic Violence

What will it take to make people understand the horror of domestic violence? In the current cultural wars, the assault on women’s rights is escalating. Republican candidate Rick Santorum wants to give states the right to make birth control illegal. Virginia’s Bob McDonnell wants mandatory vaginal ultrasounds for women seeking […]

Women on Film: Katniss Everdeen as Feminist Role Model

Here at EcoSalon, there’s no Team Edward or Jacob. There is only Team Katniss. Picture this: the end of modern civilization is upon us. The Mayans have gotten it right and the shifting Earth’s axis has thrown us all into space. Or Yellowstone’s super volcano has erupted, coating us with […]

Women on Film: Tina Fey Makes the Screams Go Away

An ode to Tina Fey, the funniest among women. There is a goddess amongst female comedy writers, and her name is Tina. I speak with some authority on the matter, as I have worked in comedy as a writer who carries estrogen as a predominant hormone. Being a female comedy […]

Women on Film: Surviving a Hot Tin Roof

A weekend with the in-laws, an alcoholic husband and a slinky white slip push emotions to the forefront. As children, we are taught to take all our bad feelings and put them in a place where we can’t find them. Negative emotions go to a place where they are ignored, […]

Women on Film: Katniss Everdeen as Feminist Role Model

Here at EcoSalon, there’s no Team Edward or Jacob. There is only Team Katniss. Picture this: the end of modern civilization is upon us. The Mayans have gotten it right and the shifting Earth’s axis has thrown us all into space. Or Yellowstone’s super volcano has erupted, coating us with […]

Women on Film: Body Snark as Universal Women Speak

Body snark is the universal language of women, translating across all cultures. Getting a professional manicure is like sitting in on a group therapy session, but with acetate fumes. Everyone is over-sharing, and it’s often to people whose mother tongue is way more complicated than yours. “His mother is staying […]

5 Happy Endings We’d Like to See for ‘Breaking Bad’

“Breaking Bad” is the best-written show currently residing on our small screens. Don’t agree? Then let us pour a glass of Schraderbrau and talk episodes. Or rather, let’s skip right to the end, which is likely to be as epic and well-crafted as the first four-and-a-half seasons of the best-written […]

Women on Film: The Beauty of an Emotional Silence

Sometimes, you don’t need words to express yourself perfectly. Words, words, words – we live in a world where words tumble over each other like pinwheels bouncing off a roller coaster. Words seep into our consciousness through the screens on our hands, the pad on our desks, the hanging fixtures […]

Women on Film: Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek Broke Barriers

Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura was an inspiration in a time of racial strife. Before Halle Barry, before Beyonce, and before Zoe Saldana – there was Nichelle Nichols, who boldly went where no African-American woman had gone before. Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek, contributing to Gene Roddenberry’s […]

Women on Film: Tina Fey Makes the Screams Go Away

An ode to Tina Fey, the funniest among women. There is a goddess amongst female comedy writers, and her name is Tina. I speak with some authority on the matter, as I have worked in comedy as a writer who carries estrogen as a predominant hormone. Being a female comedy […]

Women on Film: The Beauty of an Emotional Silence

Sometimes, you don’t need words to express yourself perfectly. Words, words, words – we live in a world where words tumble over each other like pinwheels bouncing off a roller coaster. Words seep into our consciousness through the screens on our hands, the pad on our desks, the hanging fixtures […]

Women on Film: Body Snark as Universal Women Speak

Body snark is the universal language of women, translating across all cultures. Getting a professional manicure is like sitting in on a group therapy session, but with acetate fumes. Everyone is over-sharing, and it’s often to people whose mother tongue is way more complicated than yours. “His mother is staying […]

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Want rippling abs, heaving bodices and more sex and magic than Vegas? Here’s why you should be watching “The White Queen.” History has been ruined by the modern age of television—and it is glorious. Sure, there’s the occasional serious historical drama with traumatizing small pox vaccinations and naked Benjamin Franklin […]

5 Happy Endings We’d Like to See for ‘Breaking Bad’

“Breaking Bad” is the best-written show currently residing on our small screens. Don’t agree? Then let us pour a glass of Schraderbrau and talk episodes. Or rather, let’s skip right to the end, which is likely to be as epic and well-crafted as the first four-and-a-half seasons of the best-written […]

Women on Film: The Scandalous Life of An Unmarried Woman

Jill Clayburgh’s portrayal of a divorcee in the 1978  film An Unmarried Woman, helped redefine marriage and sexuality. In 1978, Hollywood came up with its own answer to the shifting roles of women in a newly-feminist society. In An Unmarried Woman, Jill Clayburgh made real the newly-single woman, redefining her […]

Women on Film: Tina Fey Makes the Screams Go Away

An ode to Tina Fey, the funniest among women. There is a goddess amongst female comedy writers, and her name is Tina. I speak with some authority on the matter, as I have worked in comedy as a writer who carries estrogen as a predominant hormone. Being a female comedy […]

Women on Film: Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek Broke Barriers

Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura was an inspiration in a time of racial strife. Before Halle Barry, before Beyonce, and before Zoe Saldana – there was Nichelle Nichols, who boldly went where no African-American woman had gone before. Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek, contributing to Gene Roddenberry’s […]

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