Date on Honors Thesis

5-2020

Major

History

Minor

Biology

Examining Committee Member

Kathy Callahan, PhD, Advisor

Examining Committee Member

Marjorie Hilton, PhD, Committee Member

Examining Committee Member

Michelle Panchuk, PhD, Committee Member

Abstract/Description

Using four historical case studies this paper attempts to examine the effects of marginalization and exploitation faced by women in a modern context. It opens with a broad analysis of modern trends of exploitation like sex trafficking and pedophilia and how they center around groups based on sex along with race, class, and age. It ends with detailed studies of the lives of women of color: Saartjie Baartman, Julia Pastrana, the patients of J. Marion Sims, and Henrietta Lacks.

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