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Age of Jackson Ar’n’t I a Woman 3/17/08 In Deborah Gray White’s Ar’n’t I a Woman tells how female slaves were treated, and according to Deborah Gray White the females were treated worse than the males. The female slaves were raped, expected to produce children, abused physically and mentally. They also did work around the plantation. Not only where they raped, were they exploited sexually. They were used as mistresses of the plantation owner. Sometimes the plantation’s owner’s wife would find out that her husband was cheating, she would beat the woman. When the slave mistress would give birth to a child that belonged to the plantation owner, it just made matters worse. When it came to the mental abuse the threat of selling the children of the slave woman was always there. Plantation owners would threaten to sell the children of the slave woman in order to get the woman to do what the plantation owner wanted. How would one be if the threat to sell one’s loved ones was constantly there. Plantation owners would look at female slaves to make off of reproducing.
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