Sound Off: Black Male Bashing on Film

I was a kid when "The Color Purple" came out in the '80s, and don't remember its theatre debut, but I remember the clatter around it. Black women, in a nutshell, said, "this is a story about suffering overcome through sisterhood and strength." Black men said, "This is some BS supported by bitter Black women and it makes us look bad." "Waiting to Exhale" got a similar reaction when it showed up on the big screen in the '90s. Black women read the book and watched the film and exclaimed, "This is our life!" Black men said, "This is even more BS supported by bitter Black women and it makes us look even worse." Here's what you had to say: Tamara commented via Facebook: "The reality is there are men who do in fact act like that and are like that or worse!" Carol wrote via Facebook: "I'm quite tired of hearing guys talk about male bashing. Not everything is about them."
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