I was utterly shocked when Whoopi said that. Consider Whoopi's age. Consider what the world was like when she was a child. Consider the levels of segregation that were accepted as common place. The choices for a woman's employment were pretty much limited to nurse or teacher, and that was okay. Domestic abuse was a hush hush topic so many women felt they did not have the freedom to leave but had to remain in an abusive home because they had no choice.Originally Posted by helpmeturnitoff;2663410;
Even from a standpoint of challenging authority -- Yes, today's world is a bit too PC, where things can't be talked about honestly for fear of offending others. But at least we're talking. In the times of Whoopi's child hood -- we weren't even talking about tabboo subjects!
I wish that they had delved into that topic further. I really really wonder if Whoopi was considering some of those things when she made the statement that she did. I really wonder if Whoopi considers a segregated man's world to be a freer place than we live in today.