Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 35)
It’s not officially the Christmas season until Mariah Carey’s Christmas CD is played on loop.
Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 37)
In the 1990s, an estimated sixty to one hundred million women from around the world were “missing’ (Sen, 1992; Coale, 1991; Cohen, 2000; Visaria, 1963; Das Gupta, 1987; Coale and Bannister, 1994).
These are women who are unaccounted for: born and then “disappeared.” Then were kidnapped, sold by their parents, given away as sexual slaves, forced to repay the debts of their ancestors, systematically neglected to death, hidden, murdered, or tricked into believing that they are going to a legitimate job in another country.
Once they are in the commercial sex market, they are likely to contract diseases and almost never escape. Many die there.
In 2000, an estimated two million girls worldwide (between ages five and fifteen) were forced into the commercial sex market annually (United Nations Population Fund, 2000a).
Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 37 - 38)
Arthur Wise, president of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
This is so true. I worked at a school that was majority black. The students enter 6th grade and their math teacher is a woman who has just gotten off maternity leave and was regularly teaching social studies.
So many of the students failed math that year. They were made to feel like their failure was wholly their fault and their lack of caring about their education. Obviously they are individuals that could have made better decisions in class and with their homework, but the fact that the administration was so unorganized was never brought up.
i remember looking at practice math exams for people who want to teach and i the passing score was like 55%. i’m horrible at math and can pass that! i don’t need to be teaching math!
I think over the years, watching ‘lesbian’ films has set my bar so low for movies. Like as long as it involves two females in love, it can be absolutely terrible but I’m still like
The fact that wizard law enforcement found a dude’s finger and immediately closed the investigation, declared him dead, and concluded that the only possible explanation for why they only found a finger was that he was killed so hard that the rest of him was obliterated kind of speaks volumes about why nobody followed up when the genocidal serial killer just vanished.
The Ministry of Magic is fucking useless.
That half-hearted struggle to stop your relatives from giving you money.
“No no, really no, I won’t take it, please no…okay thanks.”
The asexual Mammy and hypersexual Jezebel work together to suppress black women’s own liberated sexual ethics that reflects their perspectives, values, and humanity. Slavery’s stereotypes linking natural black femaleness to sexual promiscuity and black female respectability to sexlessness leave a crippled cultural language for black women to define an alternative sexual ethics.
There is a significant difference between the Mammy/Jezebel dichotomy and the Madonna/whore dichotomy, which helps to police white women’s sexual behavior. Black sexuality is defined as inherently and essentially immoral; the black female body represents promiscuity. Unlike black women, white women were never defined as animal-like and naturally immoral. Indeed, at the time of African enslavement, Victorian culture treated white women as essentially pure and moral, corruptible but not innately corrupted. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham observes that the pervasive imagery of black female promiscuity had the effect of ‘ascrib[ing] pathological uniformity onto black women as a group, such that every black woman, regardless of her income, occupation, or education became the embodiment of deviance.’
Thus, redeeming the black female body has often meant desexualizing it. It is extremely difficult in a culture seeped with these slavery images to imagine a positive black female sexuality because black women’s bodies and behavior are so easily seen as depraved.