Questioning Sisterhood Bonds and Sexual Slavery: A Reading of Patricia MCormick’s Sold (2007)
Keywords:Sexual slavery, Sisterhood, Trafficking
This paper sets out to analyse the contribution of women to sexual trafficking and the role they play in exacerbating the phenomenon as projected by Patricia McCormick in Sold (2007). While in some other narratives, women complain about women’s oppression and marginalisation by their male counterparts, curiously, many women in this novel contribute to the denigration of women, thus, bringing to question the unity of sisterhood. The lack of sisterhood bonds not only endangers the life and well-being of other girls and women but also makes things difficult for the women and other people who are struggling to stop the phenomenon of girls and women’s trafficking. Feminism is used for analysis and it is found that, for women’s trafficking to be stopped or reduced significantly, women should promote sisterhood and therefore, be one another’s keeper.
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