Although it has been 20 years since the premiere of the film that told its story (and that earned Julia Roberts an Oscar), Erin Brockovich continues to be an icon of environmental activism around the world and one of the protagonists of Woman Today this weekend. week. His story is almost legendary. That of the divorced thirty-year-old mother of three who, although she did not go to university (and did participate in a couple of beauty pageants), convinced the lawyer who represented her after suffering a traffic accident to hire her as a legal assistant in his office. So it ended up in Hinkley, a small California town whose groundwater was polluted by the PG&E power company in the 1990s. Brockovich filed a class action lawsuit with more than 600 plaintiffs that ended with a $ 333 million settlement.
Two decades later, the environmental activist has turned 60, has her own consulting firm, gives lectures and continues to receive hundreds of emails from around the world denouncing cases of water contaminated by chemical residues derived from industrial activities. And taking advantage of the fact that she has just published a book, Superman is not coming, in which she denounces the fraudulent practices of some companies, we talk with her about the future, the environment and the need to mobilize individually and collectively to achieve what we consider fair. “You can not dismiss anyone for saying too many heels or wearing the skirt too short,” he says.
Another of our protagonists is also dedicated to persecuting criminals but in another area, digital. Marta López Pardal quit her job in human resources to become a hacker. Now it protects companies and institutions from attacks by cybercriminals who steal data or demand ransom. In his opinion, digitization at all levels that we have experienced in recent months due to the pandemic has aggravated the problem: “Cyber attacks have increased, even to hospitals,” he says.
At the other extreme are the “tradwives”, a growing tribe, especially in the US They are millennials who want to live in the 50s, mixing the aesthetics of Betty Draper, the wife of the protagonist of Mad Men, and the Martha Stewart’s domestic skills, with a hint of submission. With the help of the experts, we analyze all the ingredients in the recipe.
In the fashion pages, we discover the most bohemian and romantic dresses, which revise the seventies aesthetic and sing an infectious song for freedom and optimism, with flowers as the common denominator. In addition, we chose the most cheerful purchases, with yellow, one of the colors of the year, as the protagonist. And we spoke with the designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. With his assertive discourse that goes beyond aesthetics, he has created a new collection for Benetton that is a daring (and necessary) look into the future.
In beauty, we analyze the super-hydrating creams, perfect for protecting the skin from the inclemencies of winter, and we review the perfect cosmetic wardrobe.
Finally, we drew the map of manual beauty, visiting the shops, studios and workshops of some of the most recognized artisans in the country. And we review the timeless agenda of the actor Álex González, who will soon premiere a series, Tres Caminos.
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Winter flowers and Erin Brockovich, this weekend in Mujerhoy