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Afterward, I winced at the thought of telling my parents. When I did tell them, they were loving and supportive, but they also wondered aloud how this could have happened to me. I was at a loss. I was supposed to be a source of pride to my parents.
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As I looked out the window, the most unwanted and unwelcomed images visited me and then evaporated into the black sky. They were out of order, disconnected, and disgusting.
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As a historian, I understand the countless reasons why women, particularly African-American women, might not share their experiences of sexual violence. Long before the MeToo moment, black women weighed different survival strategies—sometimes turning inward and choosing silence, sometimes turning outward and choosing protest—in the aftermath of sexual assault. For centuries, white men routinely harassed, abused, humiliated, and raped black women, especially those who worked in white homes as domestic servants.
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In Pussy women Mehid, at the Democratic National Convention, Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil-rights activist and sharecropper from Ruleville, Mississippi, described the sexual violence that she endured after she was arrested for sitting in the whites-only section of the lunch counter at a bus station in Winona, Mississippi.
InAnita Hill was reluctant to testify against Clarence Thomas. I could not keep silent. They made racist and sexist assumptions.
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Harriet Jacobs, Recy Taylor, Fannie Lou Hamer, and countless others took great risk and made great sacrifices, making it possible for more women to tell their stories, but many of us do not know their names. We can create a more inclusive narrative. Ladies seeking real sex Knowles we can heal, we have to share those histories, and learn and honor them.