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Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman's story

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The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC ) is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse.
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Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus”
A womans journey from the golden shores of Africa to the cold streets of Europe , a story of misery an despair
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Review: Black Venus | The Enthusiast

Review: Black Venus | The Enthusiast | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
We watched this gruelling, three-hour tale of racist degradation so you don't have to. Saartjie Bartmann's sad life is important to understand, but this French film mightn't help.
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Victorian bustle dresses were an imitation of African ladies behind.

Hello everyone,
I am sure I am not the only one who has noticed this comparison and similarity. In the late 1800's Victorian women used to wear dresses that extended their booty. I've always wondered what was the inspiration behind that since MOST white womens bootys do not curve that way. I've always pondered on whether they were influenced by the curves of an African woman.
If you have not heard about the story of Sara Baartman, then google her before you continue to read on. Her story roughly coincides with the era when these bustle dresses came into fashion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saartjie_Baartma...
Let me just add to this by saying that these victorian designers may not have been influenced by Sara Baartman, but they were almost certainly influenced by African womens behinds. I cannot see anywhere in history of Europeans extending their bums out before contacts with Africans. Although europeans and africans were in contact with each other 100s of years before the 1800s, it probably took them years of swallowing of pride to admit to them selves that they found this attractive.
Here is a website if you dont know what bustle dresses look like or you just want more info.
http://www.fashion-era.com/bustles.htm
Again I am not saying that this is a complete fact, as I don't know anyone who has written on this subject but to me its common sense.
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T54T80BE8K9NS6G48
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Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman's story

Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman's story | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC ) is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse.
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Elongated labia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elongated labia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
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Samantha Reid's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:58 AM
Its amazing how human beings can exploit what they seem to be different and what they don't understand. I was quite displeased in learning about this young lady and the abuse she encountered in her life
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Saartjie Baartman

Saartjie Baartman | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
A woman, loved, loathed, inspiring and yet despised by Continental Europeans in the early 1800's...
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Article: The Sable Venus on the Middle Passage: Images of the Transatlantic Slave Trade | Michael Vannoy Adams

Article: The Sable Venus on the Middle Passage: Images of the Transatlantic Slave Trade | Michael Vannoy Adams | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
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Is Serena Williams the new Sarah Baartman?

Is Serena Williams the new Sarah Baartman? | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
The fact that there is even a discussion of the possibility that Serena is not fulfilling her potential reveals the very different standards we have for white and black women.
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Saartjie Baartman: The Hottentot Venus

Saartjie Baartman was considered a South African sexual freak by Caucasian culture.  In 1810, when she was 20, she was convinced to leave her homeland for fame in England.  Her traditiona...
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The Life and Times of Sara Baartman

The Life and Times of Sara Baartman | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
The Life and Times of Sara Baartman: The strange and sad case of Sara Baartman, kidnapped from South Africa in 1810, "exhibited" around Great Britain, and then treated as a scientific curiosity.
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The Tragedy of Saartje Baartman : Laelaps

The Tragedy of Saartje Baartman : Laelaps | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
The "Hottentot Venus", drawn from a wax cast made in Paris. From The Human Race. On December 31, 1816 Saartje Baartman died in Paris. She had been ill for three days, perhaps stricken with smallpox, before she and her...
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Sticking-out Buttocks - Paleolithic Age - Beaverland Historica - Wonders and Mysteries of the ancient World History

Sticking-out Buttocks - Paleolithic Age - Beaverland Historica - Wonders and Mysteries of the ancient World History | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
How come some African women have sticking-out buttocks?
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The desire for bigger buttocks

The desire for bigger buttocks | Saartje Baartman, aka “Hottentot Venus” | Scoop.it
Surgeons are warning of the risks of illegal buttock enhancement procedures after a 20-year-old woman died in America.
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