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Re: “When Tom Met Sally

Why oh, why is it so hard to understand why we are so upset over this work??? You CANNOT make light of this owner and slave sexual relationship!! She was his property his sex slave. She had no choice in anything, she was property. Even if there are reports from back at this time that there was some sort of love there, portraying this as a light hearted romance is horrific! It is horrific to women who have been raped, and women who have to constantly on the defense from sexual predators. This is dangerous. It enforces rape culture. To suppose there was mutuality here is wrong, disturbing and dangerous!!! Please understand. Please hear the cries in pain. #enditnow!

Posted by infuriated human on 10/14/2017 at 9:00 PM

Re: “When Tom Met Sally

RAPE has never been more fun!

"In an interview, Bradshaw makes it clear that he doesnt understand consent, a basic concept that a 37-year-old man should understand."

https://wearyourvoicemag.com/more/culture/new-play-sally-hemings-thomas-jefferson-perpetuates-rape-culture

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reflections-on-the-rape-of-a-slave-girl_us_59d70bfbe4b08ce873a8ccda

Posted by #BlackWomenMatter on 10/12/2017 at 11:22 PM

Re: “When Tom Met Sally

The use of the term "illicit union" in the review implies a consensuality that is not possible when one person, literally, owns the other. I understand this show romanticizes the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings, but there's no need for the reviewer to further romanticize it. I'm not even sure illicit is correct in this context. Was it illegal at that time for Jefferson to rape Hemings and father her children?

Posted by WhiteGalDisturbedByPlay on 10/12/2017 at 10:33 PM

Re: “When Tom Met Sally

There have also been plenty of fiery and acrimonious reactions from people who have seen the play.

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Posted by Mel on 10/11/2017 at 10:30 AM

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