Please tell me who are brown girls? Are they only desi? What about Asians? Arabs? Are Latin@s brown? English is not my first language so I apologise for any mistakes. Thank you!
No it’s very good english! And we classify brown girls as well, generally, nonwhite girls in the Western world. Obviously, it’s complicated within Asia etc, but yes basically, in America, UK, Australia etc, we classify all of those girls under the broad term of ‘brown’, as well as an emphasis on mixed girls :)
Once again, Caucasian does not mean white, and using it to mean white is actually racist.
There are real Caucasian people who live in the Caucasus region, and they are not white.
The reason I put out Bow Down is because I woke up, I went into the studio, I had a chant in my head, it was aggressive, it was angry, it wasn’t the Beyoncé that wakes up every morning. It was the Beyoncé that was angry. It was the Beyoncé that felt the need to defend herself.
It was common for women and young boys to be sold as slaves in the markets of the Levant. Girls distinguished for their beauty ended up in the harem of the Pasha who had won a battle or taken a besieged town, and others were dispatched to the brothels of Constantinople. Often, when a beautiful girl or woman was noticed by the Turks, she was singled out in the treaty of surrender and before a safe passage was agreed upon with the defenders of a town. We do not have accurate numbers about the women captured and subsequently sold as slaves, but rather estimates for some of the most striking cases. A considerable number of the women of Chios in 1822 (10,000 of them according to Samuel Howe) and many of the women of Mesolongi in 1825 suffered this fate. Captured women and children after the fall of Mesolongi were estimated at 3,000 and those killed along with old men at 2,000. Only seven or thirteen women were said to have survived the exodus from the town. We do not have precise numbers for the young women and boys taken prisoners at Psara or killed there.
Some accounts of slavery are quite shocking: one girl was sold forty times within the same day; another girl from Chios killed herself to avoid marriage to the Turk who had bought her, while her mutilated sister, whose hand had been cut off, was ransomed. Mothers were separated from their children under tragic circumstances, and older women were killed since they were not easily sold as slaves. The massacres of the women and children and the selling of others as slaves became widely known narratives at the time and moved the peoples of Europe and the United States, thus boosting the Philhellenic movement [one that this essay does not add ended up having colonial consequences for Greeks in both what are now the countries Cyprus and Greece]. The tragic events during the fall of Mesolongi became also widely known. There was initially a collective decision of the Guards of Mesolongi to kill each other’s womenfolk and children before their secret exodus from the besieged town. They were dissuaded from this plan by the bishop Iosif of Rosgai, and they finally agreed to take their families with them. The women, who participated in the exodus, were dressed in men’s clothes since they preferred to be taken for men during the battle and to be killed rather than taken alive.
I'm so glad you guys are back XD
so glad to be back :)