Slave women are presented in their primitive role of sexual objects for their masters. In this primordial role, they are perpetually the master’s prey, the fulfillers of the masters’ sexual needs. Sexual exploitation of the slave woman is deep-rooted in stereotypes and involves fantasies that surround and pin her down as a passionate and hyper sexual object. Within the structure of white domination, sexual exploitation of the black woman’s body ranges essentially from a general pattern of the master’s desire of domination to acts of reproduction for economic gains. As Mamrak has observed, “There are a number of reasons why slave owners sexually abused their slaves: economic gains, desire for domination and control, and as a form of punishment.”
He is a prime example of the upper crust of southern society abusing slaves. He was using a woman basically as his rape puppet, when she got pregnant he was going to kill her. He life had no value to him nor did the unborn child she carried. Slaves were nothing more than cheap property to upper class southerners. Was Monroe overall a good father to Ada?
Slavery was considered a “peculiar institution” because slaveholders used physical abuse and mental manipulation to control their slaves. The United States economy is proven to thrive off of the institution of slavery since the beginning of American history. The cultivation of cotton by slaves was the basis of Southern economy. Since slavery was essential to the Southern economy, slaveholders had to make sure they took and sustained control of the slaves. Methods they often used was dehumanization and physical abuse which are depicted in 12 Years a Slave and Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl which shows the disregard of human life during this time.
After being separated from his mother at a young age, Frederick Douglass fights back against slavery and human rights. In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, the author, Frederick Douglass, uses powerful rhetoric to disprove the Pragmatic and the Scientific pro-slavery arguments of Pre-Civil War America. The Pragmatic Argument is about how many people believe that if all black slaves were to be freed, then this would result in convulsions which would then lead to extermination of the one or other race. Many people also believed that black slavery was necessary for American history.
“The revolution awakened black consciousness and black pride throughout the Atlantic world, but it caused great fear among whites and led many to tighten the grips they help on their slaves.” The increase in violence towards the slaves came from the threat Americans saw of their slaves hearing of the Haitian revolt. Although the Haitian revolt scared American slave masters and increased inflicted violence, the revolution would inspire the great accomplishment of further slave revolts freeing slaves from all over the
Celia a slave argues that Celia’s case renders us important point about how enslave women protect themselves from sexual exploitation and the gender and racial oppression. There might be some people who believe that race and gender issues are separate from the personal and the political problem. However, I personally disagree with the above idea because I think these issues are continues to grapple and both still remain major factors in the distribution as power within modern society. It is because race and gender issues are deep-rooted in our society through their dark story and it also has been relevant to our social even now.
This is seen in the Virginia Slave Codes, in which black femininity was harshly policed through laws that outlined racial differences and stripped black women of privileges, effectively blocking them from power. The Virginia Slave Codes explicitly denied black women of basic human rights, rights that white people enjoyed on an everyday basis. In every colony, European women and men lived a range of lives, from poor indentured servants to wealthy aristocrats, whereas black women were subjugated to the lowest of ranks. Because they were born in a black, female body, their status was disregarded and they were sentenced to generations of discrimination.
Gru shows that he’s not a good person, he doesn’t do what is morally right, and he also will just come and tell you he’s a villain. Of course Gru learns how to love and learns how to do that right thing, but he just can't be considered a hero in this case. When watching this movie people definitely feel bad for Agnes, Edith and Margo because they were adopted to a villain who didn’t really care about them. They were used as bait and that is totally wrong. There so call “father” is a villain wanting to steal the moon.
Since the Chattel slavery has to do with slaves becoming personal property, the way that people of color were kidnapped and treated, they were bought, sold and traded at their owner’s expense. This is what is known as Chattel Slavery and since the Atlantic Slave Trade was done in such a brutal manner due to the way the black people were taken from their homes and separated from their families forever. Chattel Slavery will always be known as a form of slavery that relates to all the types of brutalities that the black people were condemned to suffer for many years. Even though at the beginning the slavery, this type of system was something that was not correct and legal, many people went ahead and decided to start the Chattel Slavery trade, even if many people did not know about it. Unfortunately for many blacks who became slaves, they were traded as merchandise for goods.
The connection between misogyny, racial and gender has been evident and a contribution to the misogynistic rap culture that is today. In history, men have always been seen as the ‘dominant’ out of both genders, which shapes and shifts the mindsets of many men. Naturally, through this process of thinking, men believe that they have power over women, believing that women are less superior to themselves in through various cultures and society as a whole. This ideology has managed to give men power to oppress women of colour, the poor and women as a whole for many years, which makes men believe that they have ‘the right’ to disrespect women. In the African American community, in the rap culture, misogyny has been racialized, making the ideology a black issue.
Feminist Harriet Jacobs was a slave in the antebellum period who became the first women to author a slave narrative in the United States. Like many slaves during this time, experienced sexual exploitation from their owners. They were considered nothing more than chattel. Being exposed to these conditions women could not live virtuous lives. How could the beating of any human being be of God?
America turned to slavery in the 17th century when the spread of Tabaco increased the demand for labor. Slavery has existed for most of human’s history, however America’s use of slavery based on plantation culture. It became connected to race, and the cruel treatment increased which resulted in high death rates. In this paper, I will argue that slavery shaped the foundations of the United States through the spread of religion, rebellions, the cruel treatment of slaves, criticism that emerged about slavery and the tension with foreign power. The use of slaves created a harsh reality for the US filled with fear and hatred, creating a defined social hierarchy.
In the story, “The Myth of a Latin Woman” is about the author Judith Ortiz Cofer talking about her life and growing up as a Puerto Rican girl. She talks about the struggles she had to go through, like always being under heavy surveillance by her family. She would be under their watch because she was a girl and was expected to protect her family’s honor and to behave like in her family’s terms “proper senorita”. I agree that she was forced to mature fast just at her teenage years; a point that needs emphasizing since so many people believe Cofer could never act her age.
After watching the movie “A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story”, I realized that I didn’t know much about how Mexico lost part of their land to the United States and about how hard life used to be for Mexican Americans compared to now. I learned about how Mexican Americans were treated in the United States. The movie was mainly about how Mexican Americans were discriminated and they were treated as inferior people. They were not seen as actual “Americans”, but as a second class, calling them names like “shiftless, lazy, dumb, etc.” Another important thing I learned is who was Gus García and what he did for Mexican Americans.
Peer pressure appeared throughout the course of the short story. The children in the brownies Girl Scout program were pressured and influenced into having an altercation with the brownie troop 909. The characters in the story named Armetta and Octavia was like the leaders of the group. Anything they said or the way they acted, did not receive backlash by other fellow girl scouts because many were afraid of the outcome if one was to question their wrong doing .When the two character supposedly heard that one of the members of troop 909 called Daphne a nigger, they wanted their scout group to brawl with them .