History October 11, 2018 at 01:00 pm

5 horrifying ways enslaved African men were sexually exploited and abused by their white masters

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson October 11, 2018 at 01:00 pm

October 11, 2018 at 01:00 pm | History

Breeding Farms 

During the rise of the abolitionists who were fighting for the end of slavery, the slave trade drastically reduced. Slave ships weres stopped, slaves were helped to escape and many slaves gained a new form of confidence to rebel, resist or escape. This placed a huge toll on the slave trade and plantation owners did not have enough labour to meet the market demands for their produce. They then came out with breeding farms that exploited the sexuality of men.

At breeding farms, healthy and strong enslaved men were forced to have sex with women to get them pregnant. The white slave masters did not care if these women were the mothers, daughter or relatives of the men and the men were made to have sex with at least 6 women a day to increase the possibility of the number of women who got pregnant.

Breeding farms became a lucrative business especially in South America and created the term ‘mother fucker’ which literally explained a male having sex with his mother. Many enslaved men who were the heads of breeding farms died of sexual exhaustion.


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