I need to talk about sexuality and women in the book I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Boucolon for a paper and I don't know where to start. Can someone help me with some suggestions?

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You may want to think about the impossible dualities that enslaved women, and women accused of witchcraft, faced. Tituba's experience as an enslaved black woman accused of witchcraft places her in an incredibly marginalized position as a woman in the era of witch hunts, as a black woman in an era of enormous racial cruelty, and as an enslaved human being who has had her autonomy completely stripped away from her. Throughout the ages, women have consistently been considered to be the property of men, whether figuratively or literally by law; women have endured the realities of a misogynistic society that simultaneously fears the power of women and asserts that women have no power. Witch hunts placed women squarely at the intersection of this contradiction of men both fearing the power of women and violently enforcing women's disempowerment.

Tituba, a woman who has to endure her existence in slavery, must also face the reality of being branded as a powerful and dangerous witch while not...

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