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Advanced Search. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty and invasive examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea.
Though Nina insisted she could not possibly have an STI, she was coerced into committing herself to the Bay City Detention Hospital, a facility where she would spend almost three miserable months subjected to hard labor, exploitation, and painful injections of mercury. Nina McCall was one of many women unfairly imprisoned by the United States government throughout the twentieth century.
Rockefeller Jr. In some places, vestiges of the Plan lingered into the s and s, and the laws that undergirded it remain on the books to this day. Scott Stern tells the story of this almost forgotten program through the life of Nina McCall.
Her story provides crucial insight into the lives of countless other women incarcerated under the American Plan. Stern demonstrates the pain and shame felt by these women and details the multitude of mortifications they endured, both during and after their internment.
Yet thousands of incarcerated women rioted, fought back against their oppressors, or burned their detention facilities to the ground; they jumped out of windows or leapt from moving trains or scaled barbed-wire fences in order to escape. And, as Nina McCall did, they sued their captors. The truths revealed in this book are truly shocking, and even more so because they are so little known.
After reading it, I will be unlikely to forget either. Scott W. Stern paints the horror of the decades-long American Plan, which surveilled and incarcerated thousands of vulnerable young women without due process.
It is an exceptionally powerful intervention in our ongoing national conversation on law, order, and punishment. Through the eyes of Nina McCall, Stern explores the American Plan, ostensibly implemented to control gonorrhea and syphilis but, in fact, causing the harassment, brutal medical mismanagement, and imprisonment of tens of thousands of women. In our own era, when harassment is a great national topic, this book could not be more timely. We Are Human. Goodre reviews. Cart Advanced Search.Single housewives looking real sex McCall
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The Trials of Nina McCall