Female Human Rights in the Caribbean
An examination of the historical record and description of the abuse and exploitation of black women in the Caribbean until the present. The progress to their liberation is analyzed with examples since the 19th century.
# 75219 | 2,172 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006
Published on Dec 09, 2006 in African-American Studies (Slavery) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , African-American Studies (Gender)
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This paper examines the inhumane and degrading life of black female slaves in the Caribbean. It furthermore shows that the last few hundred years positive changes in rectifying this abuse has been slow, however, movement since the 19th century to rectify the status quo is reported to reflect that the situation is steadily improving.
From the Paper:"Women in the Caribbean that were studied in this course have struggled for hundreds of years through slavery, inequality, and abuse. Women's rights are still an issue today in the Caribbean and they will continue to be so for a long time. In his book Faces of the Caribbean, John Gilmore describes the hardships of woman as they worked through the horrors of being beaten, worked hard, and used sexually during slavery and even further down the road. However, Gilmore makes it clear that women have made it very far since the early nineteenth century, and he quotes a Jamaican proverb that says, "A woman must never give up hope. Even under the most gloomy circumstances, there is a possibility that she will triumph in the end (Gilmore 141)."
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