Sex And The City, Portland style

Sex and the City

Here is my Portland, Oregon response to Sex And The City: The Movie. It is Green Girls Take On CRAG. Read it to see what I mean. My Green Girls social circle has more fun and is more joyful, I suggest, than the characters in the hit HBO series.

Why do I think that? We green women of the West are bonding with the land as well as each other, and a sensible lifestyle that flows from love of the land. The women in SATC have no connection to the earth, and are consuming at a rate that 50 planets could not support. Research, including that of Juliet Schor (a brilliant woman of the East Coast, Harvard to be exact) is clear that more consumption does not lead to more happiness.

Even given the fantasy nature of entertainment, I think the women in SATC are irresponsible. I don’t know anyone who wants to be like them. But Portland is, after all, a green enclave, a city-state of its own. Please post a comment to broaden my earthy-wonky perspective.

photo courtesy of hagit_.


5 Responses to “Sex And The City, Portland style”

  1. 1 axinia May 21, 2008 at 12:14 am

    what a wonderful post and a great message!
    The SATC women are glittering, but this is a fast-food. The conncetion to the earth is indeed important and is acutally the basis of a woman (Mother-earth principle).
    thank you for this statement!

  2. 2 Crafty Green Poet May 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I’ve never watched SATC but I do know that people with all the trappings of material success are often much less contented and in tune with the world around them than people who have less. Green Girls definitely do better. Edinburgh is quite a green place too.

  3. 3 Dena May 29, 2008 at 4:17 am

    I completely disagree with you (and I happen to live in Portland). Who wouldn’t want to be like the SATC girls?! They have fabulous, exciting lives. And consumption definitely leads to happiness!! Everbody has different persepectives and life experiences, but for some, including me, I would trade gladly move to NYC to live like Carrie and Co.

  4. 4 Kat May 31, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I think you are taking SATC too seriously! ITS A MOVIE! And if you are a fan, then a very good one. I am from Portland, I watch T.V and Movies for entertainment, I would like to see a show based on four woman who do their recycling together and talk about the environment. Right…

  5. 5 Emily June 2, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I agree with Dena COMPLETELY.

    I live in Portland too, but I wish I could live in NYC. Not only because NYC is where SATC is set, but because it is in the middle of everything. You could wake up, walk down to Starbucks, hit the gym, and head on to work. People would walk and use public transportation to get everywhere. Here in Portland, it’s harder. People don’t live in the city.

    In conclusion, I would love to be able to live like one of the ladies of Sex and the City. I know tons of people who agree with me, maybe you just don’t hang around the right crowd.

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