Is Erin Brockovich using the Women of Bayer’s Essure as Image Rehab?
September 16, 2014
Erin Brockovich is best known for her instrumental role in 1993 which brought a case against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in the self-titled film that starred Julia Roberts. Since then Brockovich penned two books the last being Rock Bottom published in 2011.
“The phrase “cashing in” comes to mind. Shame, shame. If there were an Environmental Protection Agency for literature, this novel would be cited for reckless contamination of a genre.” Washington Post
Brockovich made media headlines again when she was arrested for a boating DUI in June 2013. I guess Rock Bottom wasn’t really the bottom?
While I was doing research on the medical mesh, that’s been implanted in tens of thousands of women causing harm, I came across that Erin Brockovich is the spokesperson against Bayer’s Essure.
“There’s something wrong with the device, in my opinion,” Brockovich said. “It’s a form of permanent birth control, and women’s organs are being perforated … It’s ridiculous that at any level we try to defend this. If 30 women did suffer harm for unknown reason, we’d investigate. We have thousands injured. I don’t think it’s safe.”
I have no doubt Brockovich has no financial gain and I have no dobut Brockovich hitched her damaged image to a group of women she thought could help rehab her image. In comparision, Jane Akre who has been very vocal about Johnson & Johnson’s mesh mess ups , Erin Brockovich has no twitter presense, her image is on websites but her voice and ability to impact is all but silent. She should be in the media daily fighting for these women. She seems to be there for an occasional photo op (image rehab), an occasional quote but is clearly not working on behalf of these women.
Wow-Brockovich’s last Tweet was August 5, 2014 and not even about Bayer’s Essure. No where on her verified Twitter account she mention spefically that she’s an advocate for the women who were harmed by Bayer’s Essure. Ms. Brockovich if you’re going to use these injured women to rehab your image maybe you should at least do more than just show up for the photo ops and actually do some of the work to help them. Your name alone does no good for anyone (including you, Rock Bottom tanked in book sales).
In fact I’m going to make this easy on you and help you out with your weekend plans at the same time: Help these women that you claim you help by getting involved in their Twitter campaign. They need more than a pretty face they need a loud voice. They’ve been let down by Bayer already don’t you let them down too.
Opinions expressed are my own and not from any of the women who have been harmed by Bayer’s Essure or any of the women of this group. As an advocate I’d expect more from you Ms. Brockovich, these women may not, but I do.