Sara Baartman Discussion

To complete this discussion:

Read the articles on Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, and Caster Semenya.
Watch The Life and Times of Sarah Baartman.
Write a reflection of 1000–1500 words on the similarities and/or differences in the language used to describe the bodies of Sarah Baartman, Michelle Obama, Caster Semenya, and Serena Williams, focusing on:
what this language means
what it means to describe women and/or human beings using such language
Post your reflection as a “reply” to this discussion prompt—do not upload it as an attachment
Your work must be posted by the end of the week of Lesson 14 to give other students time to read and respond to it.

This forum is set to “post first” meaning that you will not see any activity from your classmates until you post your reflection.

Below is the grading rubric for Sarah Baartman’s discussion forum. It gives the specific grading criteria to be as fair and objective as possible. You should follow the rubric closely. Please note that you are required to have at least two sources with APA style in-text citations (within your discussion), plus references in full at the bottom of your posted discussion. You are free to cite any other sources, including the assigned readings. You will lose points if you do not follow the APA citation style.

Readings:
Michelle Obama Under Curviers Microscope
On the Eurocentric nature of sex testing: the case of Caster Semenya [Course Reserve in Library Resources]
Is Serena Williams the New Sara Baartman? (Links to an external site.)
Race and Erasure Download Race and Erasure
The Cinema of Outrage Download The Cineawzma of Outrage
Displaying Sara Baartman