This paper addresses what I term “Pink Transgressions.” I coin the phrase Pink Transgression to mean any oppression of one woman over another. For this research, the area of pink transgressions is focused on domestics, examining the impacts of race, class, gender, and transnationalism using a Black feminist perspective. Using feminist theory, I construct the web that connects me to my mother and both of us to Diouana, the domestic in the film, La Noire (Black Girl) by Ousmane Sembene (1966). The movie serves as an extraction of my life in the space of an “imagined-maid.” That “imagined-maid” status brought me to this close feminist study of the people whose lenses persistently visualize a maid in me.
Dissenting Voices: Vol. 3
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/dissentingvoices/vol3/iss1/10