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So Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a silly-sounding, outrageously-priced, somewhat disorganized-sounding health event. So what?, you might ask. The stakes are the highly profitable wellness industry, of which this event was a high-profile part. Most obviously, where there is “wellness,” all too often, there is pseudoscience.
Of the “hundreds” who attended In Goop Health, a day-long Los Angeles event, there were – as Becky Scott points out – a not-insignificant number of lifestyle reporters. So much has been written about the event that it can feel like the attendees were all there to cover the event, until you take into account that a good amount of the coverage is aggregation from writers who’ve read so much about the event that they feel as if they’d been there. Alexandra Jacobs tracked down some “true believers,” so they’re out there. They form, in Paltrow’s own estimation “a sisterhood.”
Sisterhood readers will know that I’m mildly obsessed with the question of whether various lifestyle icons will take an anti-Trump (or pro-Trump!) stand. If you’re selling something — particularly something geared towards an audience of white women with conventional tastes — chances are you’re not storming any barricades. Fine. But maybe you’d make a statement of some kind?
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner made “entrepreneurship” the theme of their September 20 Lenny newsletter. In an introductory email to subscribers, Dunham begins by ‘fessing up to her own past internalized sexism, recalling the time when she assumed a well-dressed college classmate “had been given an all-access pass to her father’s gold card,” only to learn that the young woman had her own fashion business. The point of the issue, then, is that women can be entrepreneurs, and —relatedly — that girly-seeming businesses count. Hear, hear!
Apparently a love for Kabbalah runs in the family. Contact Music is reporting that in an upcoming episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” Gwyneth Paltrow discovers that her great-great-great grandfather was a master of Kabbalah.