Is a piece of a man better than nothing?

For the past three weeks Iyanla Vanzant has dealt with a man who has 34 children by 17 mothers. In the first episode Vanzant gave each of the mothers that participated a piece of a shirt symbolizing that they each only had a piece of him, and how it was impossible to have a healthy family if you are working with a piece of a man. The women on the show simply wanted to be loved and he played into their need to be loved. As they shared their stories you heard common threads throughout and you could not help but feel sorry for them, but today I thought about how ironic this situation was. These women are looked at as victims but every week we celebrate a ficitonal character who has made herself comfortable eating the scraps off the presidential table. Scandal is the show and Olivia Pope is the heroine. Sure she is decked in designer clothing and she speaks in a well-bread staccato tone, but she is a woman satified with a piece of a man. Perhaps we need some new heroines.

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  • walknrun1  On September 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    This comparison is a stretch. Bringing children into the real world with a piece of a man who has fathered 34 children by 17 mothers is not in the same plane as a fictional character “eating the scraps off the table” of a fictional piece of a man written for entertainment purposes. If Olivia Pope’s character on Scandal is a problem for you, it should have been a separate post. It’s NOT the same story.

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