Trust Me – I’m a Woman

When Hero and Claudio get married in Much Ado About Nothing, Hero is accused of sleeping with another man. The previous night, Claudio had witnessed villain Don Jon’s sidekick Borachio having sex with Margaret, whom Claudio mistakes for Hero. At the wedding, Hero becomes distressed and vehemently denies the allegations against her. But no matter how much she asserts her innocence, neither her fiancé nor her … Continue reading Trust Me – I’m a Woman

Kill the role-model…

… let us – women – live ! Something always bothered me with the popular role-model rhetoric. I have never said I had one, nor aspired to become one. I have never considered that women should be labeled that way either. However, I hadn’t specified what that bothering “something” was until I read about the inevitable, negative counterpart of such a liberticide concept: the “anti-role … Continue reading Kill the role-model…

Edie Sedgwick

The mystique to end all mystiques “Edie Sedgwick didn’t belong on this planet, yet she somehow touched everyone who came into contact with her“– Karl Wiggins Edie Sedgwick was antithetic to indifference. She inspired Blonde on Blonde, the iconic EP of popstar Bob Dylan and represented Andy Warhol’s feminine ideal. She was the face of the 60’s and the first “it” girl, embodying the utter cool … Continue reading Edie Sedgwick

SadaYakko

The geisha who didn’t play by the rules SadaYakko was a respected, worldwide-famous performer at the beginning of the 20th century. She attained such a status by constantly breaking the rules, in her professional as well as her private life, both in an ultra-conventional Japanese society and a Western world where nobody was waiting for her, but somehow everybody remembered her. A loan, but a … Continue reading SadaYakko