ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Roses for Khomeini

and settlement of spouse, children, parents, etc Families are important in this process. Continuing delegitimation of women as independent, political beingfc, whereby her entry into the country is controlled by, and contingent upon, her relationship to a man, has been consistently challenged. The issuing of vouchers to male heads of house, the close scrutiny of marriage relationships, the labelling of these as 'marriages of convenience', the deportations of women if their marriages to a British citizen came to an end, the practice of subjecting children from the subcontinent to blood tests, and x-rays to 'prove' maternity, age, and the infamous virginity tests, all violate black women and are an attack on the family unit

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