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Did Nora Ephron Liberate Or Debase Women?

onewickedchick Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 10:39 AM
You can find discrimination everywhere if that is what you are looking for. I excelled in a male dominated profession as a chick, know my secret. Show up to work on time, give 110%, don't make excuses, own your mistakes and learn from them, encourage others, laugh at yourself, and always act with class and dignity. Trust me, people appreciate a real person, this is way better advice than the victem crap that is shoveled out.
lfox368806 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 9:45 AM
I agree, having worked both in the computer/technology sector, and in physics/chemistry teaching. The guys are on my side - the women are (sometimes) quite - er - "-itchy" - (supply your preferred first letter).

With so many assaults on the boundaries of governance and sovereignty in the news lately, reflecting on the career of writer and Hollywood director Nora Ephron, who died this week at 71, may seem off-topic. But upon reading through many glowing Ephron appreciations, I realize that in her work lies another broken boundary. It is a cultural one, and every bit as significant as lines on the map or in the Constitution.

In a scene from her most famous movie, "When Harry Met Sally" (1989), Ephron brought to mainstream, predominantly female audiences the spectacle of a professional actress (Meg Ryan), not...