Silenced and Objectified: Black Women in the U.S.

The Times Literary Supplement's Patricia Williams explores the suppression of black women and girls in America, referring to the work of Shatema Threadcraft, Member in the School of Social Science, in an explanation of the ways in which enduring cultural norms and perceptions have affected black female bodies and identities. In her book Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic, Threadcraft examines black female intimate life during the periods of antebellum slavery, Reconstruction, the nadir, and the civil rights and women's movement eras.

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