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The Objectification of Black Women’s Bodies

New research suggests that black women are more likely than white women to be sexually objectified and perceived less than fully human. According to Watson, Robinson, Dispenza, & Nazari (2012) sexual objectification is “the experience of being treated as a… Continue Reading →

The Asexual Mammy and the Hypersexualization of Black Women

Throughout western culture, the media has found many ways to sexualize and caricaturize the physical attributes of black women. However, the mammy figure depicts a black woman who has no sexual lure even while still possessing the physical characteristics that… Continue Reading →

The Hypersexualized Black Female Body

At a young age, black girls are being hypersexualized earlier than their peers. The black and white picture of the young girls are a clear example of this. In many cases black little girls are not seen as little girls,… Continue Reading →

Hypersexualized Black Female Body

The hyper sexualization of black women’s bodies is nothing new. Seeing black women as just sexual objects began with Sara Baartman who was the first black woman to be fetishized for her curvaceous body. Posted here is drawing of Sara… Continue Reading →

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