Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Erin Brockovich and woman power

My eldest has just asked me if I want to watch the film 'Erin Brockovich' with her.

I said yes.

I've tried to watch it a few times but only managed to see a few minutes at different points. So it will be interesting...

Erin was a legal assistant in America who brought a power company to book for polluting a town's water. Originally, she was an unemployed single mum. The film is based on her story. A real story. About one woman who single-handedly brings down a huge corporation.

Erin is one of my heroes.

She is a magnificent woman.

We can all be like her.

We can bring down liars and cheats and politically motivated quangos and people making money out of other people's misery.

We can.

You can.

I can.

It can be done and Erin did it.

Now I'm off to see the whole dang movie.

To remind myself that there is an Erin in each one of us.


  1. Ooh, I want to watch it again myself now! The real Erin also has a blog, BTW.

  2. A great chunk of my oldest daughter's home ed was about Erin Brockovich some time ago. We watched the film and watched a lot of her series Final Justice about women getting justice for their families and friends, sometimes in the most amazing circumstances. We did some work about how laws get made and how to fight against bad ones. We also looked at how the little films of Final Justice were made as a media project.