"That is How Whores Get Punished": Gender, Race, and the Culture of Honor-Based Violence in Colonial Latin America

@article{Walker2019ThatIH,
  title={"That is How Whores Get Punished": Gender, Race, and the Culture of Honor-Based Violence in Colonial Latin America},
  author={T. Walker},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2019},
  volume={31},
  pages={11 - 32}
}
  • T. Walker
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Women's History
Abstract:This article focuses on an incident in colonial Peru during which a Spanish sailor attacked his former lover—a free black laundress—with a knife. A close reading of the woman's subsequent lawsuit reveals that, in addition to a near-lethal attack, she suffered from myriad other abuses. In the months prior to the physical altercation, she endured ongoing harassment and verbal abuse from her assailant. And, as she attempted to recover from her wounds and seek justice in the aftermath of… Expand