How our bodies carry history

Many scholars argue that our bodies carry history and that in some ways, like Sarah Baartman, we are always performing because we are constructed by race and gender constructs of patriarchal white supremacy. Scholar Mae Henderson, stated as it pertains to Sarah Baartman and Jospehine Baker in Europe that the image of the black female body “appealed to a continental appetite of primitive …it was the body that became the index of racial difference”.

Do you feel that women, and especially Black women are still projected as exotic and hypersexual? What additional thoughts and comments do you have as it pertains to Sarah Baartman or this discussion?

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