The diagnosis of mental defectiveness legitimated the state’s reproductive control of sexually promiscuous and sexually violated girls and women.
White men remain relatively impervious to charges of sexual aggression, perhaps as a result of mid-century sex education.
“Love Without Fear” plays on the interim president’s last name, which means “fear” in Portuguese.
It was their word against the word of the adults, the doers of God’s work on Earth.
Narratives of abuse have taken on different forms during different moments.
An 1852 rape case reveals that colonization was an uneven process.
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.