By Beth E. Richie
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And because few scholars or activists respond to incidents of police brutality as the gender violence that it sometimes is, the experiences of Black women in public housing where police uses of excessive force seldom appear in estimates of violence against women. The consequences of not attending to these types of violence against Black women in marginalized positions are multifarious. In the most basic sense, the extent of the problem is underestimated and the corresponding public policy and interventions that have been designed to respond to the problems are inadequate.
Black feminist analyses can problematize and explain this. The discussion in chapter 5 concludes with examples of resistance— Black women’s anti-violence activism. In many ways, this chapter could be a book unto itself, so powerful is the evidence of Black women’s resistance to the degradation of male violence and the destructive power of America’s prison nation. Instead, I merely highlight some of the key events, major organizations, and influential theorists who are challenging the anti-violence movement and the process of prison buildup, hoping to thereby reveal possibilities for change.
He isolated Sara by locking her in their apartment every day and only let her leave to work the streets. He physically assaulted her on a regular basis, especially if she did not bring home enough money while prostituting on any given evening. He threatened to turn her in to the police if she tried to leave. He literally starved her and denied her medical treatment when Sara Kruzan was hurt by one of her customers. Howard created an abusive domestic relationship of forced prostitution that took advantage of Sara’s vulnerability and her precarious legal status that trapped her in mental and physical anguish.