When 20 year old Sara Baartman got on a boat that was to take her from Cape Town to London in 1810, she could not have known that she would would never see her home again. Nor, as she stood on the deck and saw her homeland disappear behind her could she have known that she would become the icon of racial inferiority and black female s3xuality for the next 100 years.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARA BAARTMAN is the fascinating story of this Khoi Khoi woman who was taken from South Africa, and then exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and idea of "The Hottentot Venus" swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed.
In 1814 she was taken to France, and became the object of scientific and medical research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female s3xuality. She died the next year. But even after her death, Sara Baartman remained an object of imperialist scientific investigation. In the name of Science, her s3xual organs and brain were displayed in the Musee de l'Homme in Paris until as recently as 1985.
Using historical drawings, cartoons, legal documents, and interviews with noted cultural historians and anthropologists, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARA BAARTMAN deconstructs the social, political, scientific and philosophical a.ssumptions which transformed one young African woman into a representation of savage s3xuality and racial inferiority.
Nothing funny at all about creating this travesty and carving up the memory of this wrongfully treated and ridiculed black woman. The clown who created it and the people who partook in this bullsh*t will surely pay for their heartlessness and ignorance.
And for you Toms thinking that this sh*t is a game and that this sh*t is just jokes, that's your mom that their carving up and making a mockery of you dummy. Yeah that's right. A couple hundred years ago, these beast would've had your momma on display doing god knows what to her while they were using your ignorant a.ss as gator bait.
fu*k your life.