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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 →

Baby Got Back: Brazilian Butt Lift

Table of Contents Definition History Procedure Risks/ Complications Costs Definition  A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) which is medically known as the gluteoplasty is when additional fat from other areas of the body such as the abdomen, lower back, hips or… Continue Reading →

The Asexual Mammy Figure and the Black Body

The role of the “mammy” derived during slavery, which resulted from the race relations the country endured. A mammy was typically an overweight black woman, employed by a white family to serve as their caregiver, and provide assistance to the… Continue Reading →

Hypersexualized Black Body

“It has nothing to do with clothing — black women’s bodies are hypersexualized no matter what we wear” (Bent, 2017). Hyper sexualization of black women is an idea that stereotypes black women to have an insatiable desire, sexually.  This idea holds… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Blog Series on First Nation Women

  We are living in an era when protest, social justice movements, and raising awareness of social problems has become the norm. It is difficult to scroll through one’s social media account and not see an article about a group of… Continue Reading →

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