Tangie's Life Exposed In The Film For Colored Girl

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In the film, For Colored Girls (Perry,2010), Tangie Adrose represents the color orange. She works as a bartender at a hotel restaurant, picking up random men to take home with her at night. Throughout the film, Tangie is openly hostile towards all the other women, showcasing her toxic personality. As more is revealed about Tangies past, it becomes clear that her disrespect to those around her is a result of traumatic childhood abuse. Tangies life has been shaped by the negative way that she has been affected by the systems of oppression in place in our society by reason of the race, gender, and class she is. Facing the oppressions that are consequence for being an African American woman in modern society, coupled with her childhood abuse is…show more content…
It is proven that African-American, and other minority, women have less access to safe abortions and other reproductive health services than white women. Race coupled with the fact that people of a low economic class cannot afford safe abortions means that a lot of poor African American women turn to unsafe and unsanitary places to receive the procedure. The conditions that lead to African American women having to suffer through unsafe abortions show the intercept between race, gender, economic class. Institutionalized oppression towards the “lower” parts of all three categories have created a situation where women cannot gain or afford access to safe places for needed services. Racial minorities and women are likely to receive lower quality health care and have less access to health centers than white and male counterparts. After Tangie was raped by her grandfather as a young woman, she received a back alley abortion from a drunk lady named Rose, because they did not have the money to go somewhere that could provide a safe abortion. Women of a lower economic class are greatly affected by the lack of women’s health providers in low-income neighborhoods. Health care providers are reluctant to place clinics in areas where people can’t even afford the services. In our society, racial minorities are more likely to be lower class, so even more likely to not be able to receive safe and adequate health

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