Also known as the “typing awareness indicator,” aka “I am watching you type,” aka ”OMG WHATS SHE GONNA SAY AND WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG AND — OH SHIT — THE BUBBLE JUST WENT AWAY, NOW WHAT?!” My piece in Sunday’s NYT.
A 20-year-old girl from South Africa known as Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman was recruited to work in a Paris zoo because of a genetic characteristic known as steatopygia – protuberant buttocks and elongated labia. Whites went to the zoo to look at her buttocks and at other naked Black women with the same shape.
Gawking with desire: since forever and today.
And when she died, her native country had to fight for her remains, which had been preserved…