Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Oprah phenomenon

Caitlin Flanagan has the best explanation of the Oprah phenomenon that I've read:
Oprah, more than any other broadcaster ever, understands the ways men can hurt women, and it is this knowledge—hard-earned and openly shared with her audience—that has allowed her to forge such a powerful bond with her fans. That she can move so easily between episodes about, on the one hand, rape and domestic violence and, on the other, shopping and decorating, demonstrates not a lack of focus but the fact that she understands the full equation of the female experience, in ways that few others before her have.
Really a great article that weaves together the full range of Oprah.

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