: Just back from manatee poaching trip (Hey, everyone has to make a living! I harpoon them, which is a humane way of poaching them), and noticed someone from Harpo Productions has linked to this post. The Lady Zahida Perveen and I would like to thank Harpo Productions and Lady Oprah for doing so.
Life – for women – in the Muslim world is not easy, and Lady Zahida Perveen is only one example of the many, many Victims who live under Islam – “In Pakistan alone at least three women each day – including victims of rape – are murdered, many just on the suspicion of behaving dishonorably.”
I guess that ‘Life-in-a-Burka’ might not be so bad, when Young Girls are trained from childhood to wear such, but living under the threats of “Honor Killings” and Slavery has to be a horrible way of life for women.
Great movie…money talks, huh. Just noticed that Oprah Winfrey wants more than a ‘part’ in “The Color Purple”…see: “About the Production“.
Anyway, humble Low and Ignorant Insane swamp hermit me am almost sure that Ms. Alice and Ms. Oprah didn’t actually mean to reflect slavery in the story; however, it does come through quite clearly after several viewings, e.g. ‘Scene One’ pretty much puts slavery on “Center Stage” with Celie’s father/step-father parading her in front of “Mister”. Do Black American Males now owe Black American Females “Reparations” for past slavery, like *ALL* of ‘White’ America does?!? OK…lets throw out “Reparations” and start again…so to speak of Mother Nature working in strange ways to some humans.