Essay on The Differences Between Genders in Slavery
Men during the time of the slavery were faced with many obstacles and treated with a substandard below even your regular household dog. To truly understand this, let …show more content…
So excuse my previous statement, which was stated that slave owners consider enslave males dogs they also consider them lower than barnyard animals, not exactly man’s best friend. Though, men had a hard time trying to develop as a man in these harsh conditions of slavery. It was the fact “That the slave is a human being, no one can deny. It is his lot to be exposed in common with other men, to the calamities of sickness, death, and the misfortunes incident to life. But unlike other men, he is denied the consolation of struggling against external difficulties, such as destroy the life, liberty, and happiness of himself and family.” (Bibb, pg 18) and the basis of development for family something a man can call his own and this all starts with a wife.
Although many of the treatments of enslaved men fell onto enslaved women is a well. But the great equalizer was that the slave owners, overseers, and overall white males would rape enslaved women at will. Why call this the great equalizer because in these cases, these women were made pregnant by these men, and force to carry and care for a child made in “…licentious passions of wicked slave-drivers and overseers…” (Bibb, pg 41). Enslave women became