5 Examples of the War on the Black Woman’s Womb

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Forced Breeding

Breeding enslaved Africans was a profitable business in the United States for hundreds of years. Although forcing two strangers to engage in sexual intercourse was traumatizing to both genders, Black women endured a heavy burden of pregnancy, childbirth and child loss. Children created through forced breeding were marketed as highly desirable stock when sold on auction blocks. Countless Black women endured the ongoingprocess of rape, gestation, labor, delivery and sale of their children several times within a lifetime; literally turning her womb into an extremely lucrative slave production factory.

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