Oprah to feature Geisha


It seems the eyes of one of the World’s leading women just landed on the geisha. Oprah is running a show about the Geisha, which I hope will debunk many myths and help provide a resurge in interest and education.

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Inside-the-World-of-Geisha – for more.


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  1. I watched this and was pretty disappointed. First starters, she kept saying “geishas”. Which is fine for the average person, but not for a report that is supposed to be educating millions. Also, she kept angling at the “sex thing”, and I think her word and question choices were poor. Rather than helping to debunk the rumors that surround geisha, I think she could have potentially perpetuated them. I wish she would have said something like “Why is there a misconception that geisha are prostitutes?” instead of “Do geisha get paid to have sex?!?!?” or whatever it is she said.

    Sorry for getting worked up. I was irritated and disappointed – I think this could have been a fantastic opportunity for Americans, geisha, and the big O herself, and instead it left a sour taste in my mouth. I’m glad the geisha was so elegant and gracious amidst the stupid, stupid questions. πŸ˜›


    • I…agree.

      Oprah, dispite being an educated woman and the hostess of the show clearly was uninformed and to me..only helped spread this misinformation. I expected Oprah to be better informed and at least conduct herself in a more professional manner.

      I was geatly disappointed, the show sent mixed messages and cleared up nothing.

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