Stuff Mom Never Told You
When America Sterilized Women of Color
May 11, 2016 · 1 hr 7 min
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Forcible sterilizations of black women in the South were so frequent in the 1960s, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer nicknamed them Mississippi appendectomies. Cristen and Caroline chart the disturbing American practice of nonconsensually sterilizing women of color and the eugenics movement that started it.

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