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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thank you for carrying the regular column by Miami Herald writer Leonard Pitts.
While I always appreciate his viewpoint and usually agree with it, a comment in his piece about the film “The Butler” (“ ‘The Butler’ and The Truth,” Aug. 22 column) seemed insensitive. When describing a scene in which a woman is taken away to be raped, Pitts’ concern is about the “psychological castration” of the man whose wife is abused by another man.
Pitts must realize that women are not owned. Certainly the husband suffers, but can his suffering even begin to compare to hers?
If Pitts cannot identify with the woman because he is a man, he should watch “Deliverance.” None of us should get so caught up in our own victimization that he or she cannot see the worse suffering of another.
M. KATHERINE GRIMES
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