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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 161–168.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the video, and I don't believe I am exaggerating when I say that, on this centennial anniversary, Harriet Tubman got raped. Most ofTubman's biographers have argued that there is no documentation that Tubman experienced sexual abuse while enslaved. She was definitely physically abused: she was routinely...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Silvia Schultermandl Abstract In Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman (1997), the Korean American protagonist reconciles with her Korean heritage through the act of spreading her mother's ashes. This essay looks at Keller's use of a “language of the body” that protests against rape and other forms...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the 1976 massacre; however, young women demonstrators were sexually harassed and some believed that some of the survivors of the massacre were raped. In addition to the published images of young men who appeared to be hanged and burning among tires, there was an image of an unidentified young woman who...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 149–157.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in their tub and they bathe like that. Many young men and women do it that way. In my journal I wrote about this: young women suffer sexual aggression because they have to take showers in public.-Carine Exantus, blogger The statistics of rape and violence against women have become alarming, a result...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 153–155.
Published: 01 September 2014
...; at worst, he's a willfully ignorant misogynist who delights in minimizing the pain of slavery and rape of black women. This is one of the problems with the resurgence ofblack nationalist politics that inevitably follows the unjust killing ofblack boys like Trayvon Martin. With a scarily consistent...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
...? In The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971 , Mookherjee ( 2015 ) documents how the narrative of birangonas’ horrific history of rape is told, not forgotten or silenced, even as the complexities of their life stories are occluded from the prevalent discourse of the war...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 65–72.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Andrea Smith CONFERENCE REPORT The Colorof Violence Violence Against Women of Color ANDREA SMITH A young American Indian woman was once gang raped by prominent members of an urban Indian community she and I lived in. When she sought justice, the response of the community was to blame her: she...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... well. This bizarre event seeks to preempt her imminent rape by Muslim men. With the comment, "No, not me," Veero hands a locket containing a picture of herself to her young brother Jaswant and runs away. We see her cornered by a group of young Muslim men. Although the images suggest sexual violence...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... They were as innocent as war. What is that memory? Neha had stopped coming with her mom. She was gang-raped by my mother’s brothers-in-law, K and S, and their three friends, visiting from India. Death before death’s arrival. The rapes resulted in a pregnancy. My mother, hot with rage and fear, took Neha...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
... feet were like this-not poised to run. Her legs cut neatly at the thigh, why, they surely must have used a sword or more than one! Why were her legs not bloody? To cut a woman apart without.firstrapin,g-a waste, surely. Rape is one man's message to another: "I took your pawn. Your move." (447, italics...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2007
... resisted traditional representations of womanhood is at once a historical necessity and a guide for younger generations of women. [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2007, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. v-vii] ©2007 by Smith College. All rights reserved. V SilviaSchultermandl's "Writing Rape, Trauma...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 September 2001
... as audiences provide honest, thorough, and ,generous critiques of what is missing in documentary films which address underexplored and controversial issues such as rape, incest, corporate exploitation, and racism? And how do filmmakers redress what is missing from mainstream films about minorities...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Tubman's complicity in and consent to this activity overshadowed the realities of sexual violence against enslaved black women, violence that 170 MERIDIANS 12:2 included forced breeding, rape, and sexual assault by slave owners (Davis 1972;Jones 1985/2010;White 1985/1999;Morgan 2004; Glymph 2008). Poor...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 158–162.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Claudine Michel CLAUDINE MICHEL UnequalDistribution and OtherPoems UnequaDl istribution Dedicatedto ouryoungHaitiangirls whocarriedwhistlesandto Failaherself Unequal distribution that forces five-year-old Faila to wear around her neck that whistle so she is not raped at night going...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 172–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., "Allwe have to do is honor one another with the truth and talking about abortion is hard." And I could see women in the slum connecting with Gloria. So this is how transnational feminism works. We have been marching in the streets after the Delhi rapes and protesting. And the protests had gotten bigger...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and rape were penalized more severely. (Jacobson 1999, 3)4 Through the start of the twenty-first century in urban centers across the U.S., "registries" tracked those perceived to engage in "sex offenses" and collected information on same-sex sexual activity, generally by men (Jacobson 1999;Eskridge 2008...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., as it comes to symbolize the rape and offspring that follow as a result. In all cases, women are banned from forming matrilineal bonds with their female offspring, as the milk of the breast is not used in the service of nourishing their own young. Condé highlights this restriction by illustrating the severing...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... It could have been one or three or ten Average height, black, male Unnamed, named, known, unknown Lynched Human torch Human target Swinging like a smoked ham in a tree Towed behind a car Cut Beaten Strangled Disappeared Dismembered Raped Known, unknown, unnamed Drowning, dragging...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 92–116.
Published: 01 September 2004
... violence and disruption. Haiti as a whole is far from being represented as a utopian land of relation. Outside of home, people die of heatstroke in the cane fields, women get abused and raped, and TontonsMacoute5s terrify the villagers and brutally torture and kill young protestors. However, Danticat's...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2004
... by the United States to force the regime ofSlobodan Milosevic to end the persecution of the Albanians in the formerly autonomous region of Kosovo/a. Throughout the 1990s, news media reported on genocide and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, including stories of rape, torture, concentration camps...