69. THOT Things: History of the Hoe, Pleasure Activist, and Controlling Black Women’s Bodies


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In honor of Megan Thee Stallion's THOT Shit release, we talk about hoe shit, the history of being considered a hoe, the politics of body autonomy, and the practice of pleasure activism. We get into the origin of the word, the work of pleasure activists, the history of control over black women's bodies, and how to ways to pursue personal liberation.

In the episode, we talk Drs.

  • Clarissa 'Serenity' Francis
  • Ashley Townes
  • Jasmine Abrams
  • Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

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Clarissa 'Serenity' Francis, PhD, CSE

Black Sexual Liberation Scholar



Instagram:@ therealhotgirldoc

Ashley Townes, PhD

Sexuality Educator & Researcher


Linktree: drashleytownes

Jasmine Abrams, PhD

Behavioral research scientist

Website: drjasmineabrams.com

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke, PhD, MSW, MEd

Cultural and clinical sexologist, Anti-racist sexuality educator

Website: zelaika.com/

Instagram: @dr.zel

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