“The Gender of Violence” in Out of the house of bondage: the transformation of the plantation household 2003

“ The great house whether a six-columned mansion or a rude house of four rooms, was a space of slavery and, thus, of domination and subordination.”

During the time of slavery even when both groups of White and African women were oppressed because they were women, the white women still took on the position of superior in the dynamic situation of superior inferior.  It shows the intersectionality of women’s’ lives and how a given person can be at an intersection of a bunch of different status, like the white women who were at the bottom of patriarchy on the plantations, but the top of racism and that is what they used to gain power.  The white woman would accept the social system that would give them the power. 

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4 thoughts on ““The Gender of Violence” in Out of the house of bondage: the transformation of the plantation household 2003

  1. Pingback: Order of Blog Posts | The Intersectionality of Oppression

  2. The quote itself, although a good quote, doesn’t show that it is talking about women specifically. Maybe within your explanation you can add another quote to help support this. Also, don’t forget the sources!

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  3. I like how you point out the difference between a white women’s position in patriarchy and with slaves. You could also expand on the point that this intersectionality between white women and slaves as oppressed could have (or not in your opinion) had something to do with white women righting on behalf of slaves for freedom just as they wanted equal rights themselves.

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  4. I agree with Marissa – the quote you picked certainly makes the point of the article, but I think you can use something more pointed and the provide the context yourself, since you clearly understand what Glymph is saying.

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