fyeahwomenshistory:

[TW: racism, abuse, sexual abuse]
pixyled:

esmeweatherwax:

racemash:

thespunkywallflower:

J. Marion Sims is called “the Father of Gynecology” due to his experiments on enslaved women in Alabama who were often submitted as guinea pigs by their plantation owners who could not use them for sexual pleasure. He kept seven women as subjects for four years, but left a trail of death and permanently traumatized black women. Anarcha was one of the women Sims experimented upon. A detailed history of this monster is in Harriet Washington’s book, Medical Apartheid.Sims believed that Africans were numb to pain and operated on the women without anesthesia or antiseptic. The procedures usually happened this way. Black female slaves who were guinea pigs would hold one subject down as Sims performed hysterectomies, tubal ligation, and other procedures to examine various female disorders.Sims also performed a host of operations on other slave populations. The following excerpt details his “practice” on enslaved infants.Sims began to exercise his freedom to experiment on his captives. He took custody of slave infants and, with a shoemaker’s awl, tried to pry the bones of their skulls into proper alignment.
 

You guys should really google him. 
(if you click the link, I did it for you)

fucking hell I just nearly got sick.

tumblrs tuaght me so much I had NO IDEA how SO MANY THINGS we have in modern days was LITERALLY made at the expense of black women. The fact that they skip over this in things like biology classes and stuff like that is disgusting. This is just apalling 

fyeahwomenshistory:

[TW: racism, abuse, sexual abuse]

pixyled:

esmeweatherwax:

racemash:

thespunkywallflower:

J. Marion Sims is called “the Father of Gynecology” due to his experiments on enslaved women in Alabama who were often submitted as guinea pigs by their plantation owners who could not use them for sexual pleasure. 

He kept seven women as subjects for four years, but left a trail of death and permanently traumatized black women. 

Anarcha was one of the women Sims experimented upon. A detailed history of this monster is in Harriet Washington’s book, Medical Apartheid.

Sims believed that Africans were numb to pain and operated on the women without anesthesia or antiseptic. The procedures usually happened this way. 

Black female slaves who were guinea pigs would hold one subject down as Sims performed hysterectomies, tubal ligation, and other procedures to examine various female disorders.

Sims also performed a host of operations on other slave populations. The following excerpt details his “practice” on enslaved infants.

Sims began to exercise his freedom to experiment on his captives. He took custody of slave infants and, with a shoemaker’s awl, tried to pry the bones of their skulls into proper alignment.
 

You guys should really google him

(if you click the link, I did it for you)

fucking hell I just nearly got sick.

tumblrs tuaght me so much 
I had NO IDEA how SO MANY THINGS we have in modern days was LITERALLY made at the expense of black women. The fact that they skip over this in things like biology classes and stuff like that is disgusting.

This is just

apalling 

(via )

I knew this moment would come when I would blatantly hear someone say that people like me dont belong. 

I knew this as soon as I sent my acceptance letter in the mail to confirm that I would be attending this University. Frostburg is a small mining town that pretty much survives off of the revenue that the school makes. Yet, after the recent events, there is documented evidence that there are citizens and Alumni that believe there shouldnt be a certain group of people being accepted into this school. 

They claim that its not the same Frostburg anymore, they need to stop accepting inner-city student because they are bringing their problems up here. 

I cant even say that Im surprised, honestly. I knew this, my parents and other family members told me this. I am fully aware of the area that I go to school in. But seeing people actually say such ignorant, unsophisticated and distasteful things about my peers is incredibly disheartening. 

I am thoroughly disgusted that there are alumni of my University is saying that people like me dont belong here. AND THEN HAVE THE NERVE TO CLAIM ITS NOT A RACE ISSUE. REALLY NOW…

It is extremely unfortunate that 2 murders have taken place on this campus in 18 months. But you act as if there arent citizens in the region that havent acted in such heinous crimes. PLEASE. I wish nothing but a smooth and uplifting life for these families of the students who have parished while attending this school. I genuinely believe they were wonderful people and they deserved better.

Its so disheartening to see that the school and the community cant even come together to get through a tragic event like this. We dont need this. This is the negativity that fuels hatred and violence. STOP IT! Let us learn in peace.

I have had my moments where I dont like being here, but this is my school, and I chose to get my degree from Frostburg for a reason. No one has the right to tell me if people like me deserve to attend this University or not. Im here and I believe in Frostburg.

(Source: silentdeee)

// I really hate the idea that black hair isn’t professional//

thereflectioneternal:

If that aint one of the worst pieces of propagated racism I don’t know what the fuck is.

You mean to tell me that my hair, as it grows out of my head isn’t good enough? Fuck is that? You mean I have to chemically alter a part of my body to be ‘professional’?

Fuck is that?

It’s that ol’ bullshit. That’s what.

#Iwishaniggawould step to me talmbout I didn’t get the job because I don’t look professional enough, or I’m not upholding the ‘company image’.

BULL SHIT.

What does it mean to tell me that my natural hair isn’t professional? It means me in my natural state of being, isn’t ‘professional’, and that is an attack on my person.

All I know is, I don’t see not one white girl chemically destroying her hair to look more ‘professional’. So if her hair is fine just the way it grows, why isn’t mine?

It’s just such an insidious mindset.

Because then you’ve got black people talking shit to other black people about it which I sometimes think is more hurtful because you’re expecting to be supported at least by your own kind, but nah it just turns into a fucking mess.

That whole thing really bugs me. I just want to take some fucking company to court over that shit.

Srsly.

He got a lot of nerve in my opinion. But thats just me. 

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