Queer (random)

My mother used to beat up boys during her primary school days. She would draw a line in the soil, spit on her hand, and challenge opponents to cross the line. She has never told me the outcome of these ongoing battles.

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At a certain age, I knew girls like my mother, and I approached them with a mix of fear and awe. All the boys did, because these girls challenged our nascent ideas about masculine superiority. We could only attack them in groups. They smelled, we said, like “marashi.” If I remember correctly, it means they smelled “perfumed.”

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From the 1920s through the 1950s, male Gikuyu elders complained that women who went to urban locations came back dressed in clothing. Such clothing suggested they had something to hide. “Marashi.” V.D. (Derek Peterson)

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Even though missionary health workers tried to instill a sense of shame in African patients who had venereal diseases, the endeavor failed. Patients would line up for their shots and announce their conditions with glee. (Megan Vaughan)

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Told that same-sex intimacy is sickness, John Chavafambira laughs at this inter-national mapping of sexuality. If you look at the cities, he says, you will see this same thing happening everywhere. Widespread practice displaces sexual pathology. The two forms of knowledge are not congruent. (Black Hamlet)

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The Negro is a real “man-stallion”, and nothing can give a better idea (both as to colour and size) of the organ of the Negro, when erect, than the tool of a little African donkey. (Dr. Jacobus X)

The size of the genital parts in the male corresponds to the huge dimensions of the vagina in the Negresses. Falkenstein remarked that the Negroes of Loango had huge members, and that their wives reproached our men with having such small yards. (Paolo Mantegazza)

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The free Negro is neither a sodomite nor a pederast. He even masturbates very little. (Jacobus X)

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Under the cover of anonymity one attains a god-like power: the ability to foster paranoia.

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