AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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7/20/14

HE SAID, SHE SAID....Music, Mystique And Misogyny


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HE SAID....

By Gerald Wright

'...What the film does explain is the misogyny of Fela Kuti.  His exploitation of women is exposed, but in many scenes of the documentary, interviewees tend to swipe this deplorable attitude under the rug.   Personally, I can not understand how a person who advocated for civil rights, not acknowledge the basic human rights of women.  This leads me to believe that this man of a privileged upper middle-class background used this Human Rights ideology as a scheme or scam, and only used this to encourage a popular trend that grabbed the unrest of a revolutionary era in global history for the marketing of his music.  The 1960s and 1970s were a time in history of protest movements, inherited by many.  Even the rich and famous were embracing this theory, although they wasn't affected by it.  When women were burning bras in support of women's rights and feminism, this man was exploiting them by supporting the lowest form of degradation, misogyny.'

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Gerald Wright
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SHE SAID....

 By S. Jhoanna Robledo

'... the metamorphosis of a young woman who changes from being known as the girlfriend of her famous boyfriend into a musical talent in her own right.'

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S. Jhoanna Robledo writes for Common Sense Media, and is a member of The Women Film Critics Circle.