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Sexualising Sarah Baartman

Sexualising Sarah Baartman

by Carmine Amaro

Imagine putting a naked woman on display so an audience could pay to look at her.  Scientist could measure her.  The media could comment on her.  And someone would gain financially from displaying her.

That is exactly what happened to Sarah Baartman, a South African woman, in the 1700s.

Astute Radio's Carmine Amaro explores the tragic life of Sarah Baartman and asks us to consider how judging and stereotyping affect the way we treat people.  What does it say about a society that displaces a woman from her home for the amusement of others?

Listen to Carmine recount this deeply personal story.

How far do you think we have we come since the life of Sarah Baartman?

This conversation is missing your voice.  Tell us what you think.

Authentic You with Carmine Amaro

I am an audio engineer working in broadcasting. I have many interests including music (I play the piano), running and traveling. I am also an active member of The International Association o