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Curse Inflicted: From Slavery to the Sex Trade

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Curse Inflicted: From Slavery to the Sex Trade

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169 pagine
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Pubblicato:
Apr 1, 2018
ISBN:
9780910030502
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Libro

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Why are so many Black females being taken from their families? Why are so many being forced into the sex traffic industry? Who will protect Black females? Where is the outcry and media attention? What is the parallel between slavery and the sex traffic industry? Why is the white feminist movement silent? This book answers these questions and much more.
Pubblicato:
Apr 1, 2018
ISBN:
9780910030502
Formato:
Libro

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Curse Inflicted - Ebonique Harrison

Front cover illustration by Damon Stanford

Copyright © 2018 by Ebonique Harrison

All rights reserved.

First Edition, First Printing

No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in retrieval systems or transmitted in any form, by any means, including mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the publisher.

Printed in the United States of America

ISBN #: 0-910030-29-4

ISBN #: 978-09-100-302-98

Table of Contents

Index Categories: (A) History (B) Biblical Savior (C) Family Destruction (D) Sex Trade

Dedication

Preface

Introduction

(A) History Index

Chapter 1: The Curse

Chapter 2: Bed Wench to Thot

Chapter 3: Mammy to Baby Mama

(B) Biblical Savior Index

Chapter 4: Power of Sex

Chapter 5: Whores Can’t Be Saved

Chapter 6: Prostituted and Outcast

(C) Family Destruction Index

Chapter 7: Where Is My Dad?

Chapter 8: Poverty and Welfare

Chapter 9: Invisible Ring

(D) Sex Trade Index

Chapter 10: Kit Kat

Chapter 11: Make It Rain

Chapter 12: Who’s the Boss

Reflection

Reference List

Bibliography

Dedication

To all the lost girls and women who have not found their inner being to be whole and who search for love in all the wrong places.

Preface

Curse Inflicted is written from my perspective and with a view toward the younger generations. The book will examine older African American women as well, but in particular the younger generation has been hit dramatically with unforeseen barriers. These hurdles are our social problems, and I want to dive into this to find solutions. What can we do to help resolve and lessen the heartbreak? I wrote this book to examine why African American women are judged so critically and viewed in many eyes as sluts. I wanted to take a deeper look into the whys:

Why don’t we marry, and why do we have high divorce rates?

Why do we engage in premarital sex at an early age and why do we become promiscuous?

Why are we baby mamas and even if we’re married, why does society still consider us as baby mamas?

Why do some of us embrace feminism, the lifestyle of being an independent woman with or without children?

Why are some of us in the sex trade—whether it’s pornography, prostitution, stripping, or having multiple sex partners as part of a business arrangement?

Why do we tend to be easy targets for defamation and slander, while society agrees and accepts it without any backlash?

I want to have a better understanding of why African American men are viewed as inferior to American white men, and how American white women and African American men are combatting these viewpoints. I will touch on many of the whys but only examine a few.

I wrote this short book that’s filled with truths to give African American women and girls dignity. To know where we come from and not walk around ashamed of the misrepresentation of being an African American woman is very important.

I was and still am an amiable woman from a black urban community. I was moving up in life, striving to achieve more college education and work experience to further my career. However, I was kicked out of my career and coerced out of white (upper middle-class) America. I encountered people who wanted me back in the ghetto; I was labeled a slut. What’s so ironic is that I didn’t even know my reputation was ruined until disaster had struck. I was so confused and ignorant; I didn’t understand what had happened to me. I was targeted and severely sexually harassed. It was such a whirlwind that I had to dissect bits and pieces of my life to figure things out. I learned that’s it’s so important to know your history and your family’s history to know your place in life. Once I stopped to reflect, questions emerged. I asked myself:

Do I want to continue to play the role that was already conformed for me?

Do I want to live as a puppet, while I know that blacks are still suffering mentally and physically?

What can I do to help women—not just black women but all women?

It’s not about me anymore; it’s about us. I will do whatever I can to help women, girls, and families. I’ve become a social activist and started Murdicide, Inc., and Ebony Pov, Inc., two nonprofit organizations. You’ll find out more details at my GoFundMe page, https://www.gofundme.com/murdicide. Thanks in advance for your donation. I’m on Facebook.com as Curse Inflicted: From Slavery to Sex Trade (book page), feel free to leave a book review, post or send a message.

My goals are to tell my story, tell my philosophy, and urge others to help and care for one another. And please, let’s stop the violence.

Yours truly,

Ebonique

Introduction

Curse Inflicted is designed for women, particularly African American women who are subjected to victimization from sexual harassment and poverty.

The book reveals why African American women are placed in these positions. It examines the cruelty of slavery and life post-slavery.

I want my readers to understand the confusion and frustration African American women deal with daily, how we were misled from the earliest time of our arrival in America, and our men (African American men) were taken away from us. In the chapters to come, I mention how African American women can do better. The power of prayer, reading the Bible, asking God for forgiveness—these are steps African American women can take to change their lifestyles. I discuss sex biblically and search for an understanding of the definition of a whore in the Bible. The book also looks at how and why African American women are stereotyped and cast as thots, i.e., the ’ho over there, with big shaking booties whose primary purpose is supposedly intercourse. I go on to research the sex trade and how it is affecting vulnerable African American girls and women. Do African American women have somewhere to turn when there is no one there? When an African American woman is left with nothing, does she turn to her body as a means to provide for her family?

This book discusses how the world has turned against African American women. How the world only views us as thots even if we are independent, have a fabulous career, and are taking care of our families. White men still view African Americans as their property and African American women are equated with girls. We are never seen or treated as a woman on par with those in white society. This has all been written in history—how to conquer and civilize a group of people. In addition, this has already been written and studied in history how to entice poor, vulnerable women into becoming prostitutes. This is a conspiracy against African American women to fail and remain in America’s lower social class in America. I believe this is why America created welfare for the poor. Part of my goal in this book is to provide you with historical and modern-day evidence from research and other examples.

I search to find information as to why African American fetuses are aborted at astronomical rates, yet still, our bodies are used as sex toys. Black women demand respect, but receive so little. I examined how white women are secretly against African American women. The book reviews how feminism has empowered African American women but has either emasculated or deviated the African American man. Curse Inflicted also examines the secret desire among white men to do whatever it takes to conquer African American women for sex—by all means necessary.

My book speaks of sex in a heterosexual standpoint, but can be used as a tool for women of all sexual orientations to have a better understanding of the misrepresentation of black women. I use the words African American and black interchangeably, though my book examines blacks whose ancestors endured slavery and/or lived during slavery in America. My book is a tool for any black girl or black woman of African descent who is presently in America.

This book aims to show the various facets of a curse inflicted on African American women, from the time of their forced capture and arrival in America through the present day—a curse we grapple with as we determine to have a life of wholeness and dignity for ourselves and future generations.

(A)

History Index:

Chapter 1:

The Curse

While on the plantation, enslaved African American women were castrated— deprived of their vitality, as Merriam-Webster’s defines the term—and were told to do everything their masters insisted they must do. Considered properties by their masters, enslaved black women endured continual physical and emotional abuse, sexual violations, torture and sometimes even death (Rape in American Slavery System, 2013, para. 2). Many enslaved African American women were married and many were not.

Slave marriages were considered illegal and couples were frequently separated through sale. It was unsafe for a slave couple to be residing on the same plantation. Nothing demonstrated the utter powerlessness of the husband as he watched the brutal whipping and rape of his wife and the sale of his children. He had no alternative but to comply with the demands of his master. (Rape in American Slavery System, 2013, para. 18)

Slaves struggled to maintain the integrity of their families. Slaveholders had no legal obligation to respect the sanctity of the slave’s marriage bed, and slave women—married or single—had no formal protection against their owners’ sexual advances. Without legal protection and subject to the master’s whim, the slave family was always at risk. (Rape in American Slavery System, 2013, para. 6)

In the eyes of the slave master, an African American woman was only property and could be sold at any time. Being sold meant being away from her family and this incurred heartbreak. The family was an important survival mechanism, for no matter how often the family was broken, it enabled the slave to survive on the plantation without becoming totally submissive to or dependent on the master (Rape in American Slavery System, 2013, para. 8).

All this added up to a troubling past; many white slave masters were having sex with their slaves at any given time. An enslaved woman could be sexually harassed, assaulted, beaten or raped at any time without question (Rape in American Slavery System, 2013, para. 26). The slave master could have sex with her anywhere he wanted—in her shack, on the grounds of the plantation, in his home, or off the plantation. It was his given right as a slave master—these women were ravished, harassed, and sexually stalked. Slave master split families, frequently taking children from their mothers if they refused to work or repulsed his sexual advances (Rape in American Slavery System, 2013). If it was illegal to have sex with slaves, then he disobeyed the law. Some sources say that it was against the law, while other sources say it was legal—especially after the prohibition of importation of slavery ships coming to America in 1807 ("The Abolition of The Slave Trade: The Act of 1807, n.d.). The end of the slave trade/deportation of Africans caused a huge need for more slaves. Stopping slaves from entering America caused slave masters to promote for enslaved child bearing women to have plenty of sex to

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