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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 →

Asexual Mammy or Hypersexualized Woman?

This image is a direct depiction of what the asexual mammy is when discussed in the book by Maxine Craig. I think it’s concerning that if a black woman wants to work, or even work hard for that matter, she… 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 →

Hyper-Mammy what?

This picture is one I found on the web through twitter. I thought that this was a modern way of looking an old piece of history. The asexual mammy role was often given to the older black women who were… 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 →

Hypersexualization of Blackness

The memes that I have chosen for this blog post, can be defined as problematic because not only do they hyper-sexualize black women, they also sexualize black men and their relationships with people of other races, black children who are… Continue Reading →

The Hypersexualized Jezebel

    The hypersexualized jezebel has been, and still continues to be, relevant throughout culture. Stemming from the days of slavery were slave owners took advantage of black women while abusing black men, this continuation of abuse has instilled in… Continue Reading →

Race and Respectability

  “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black” is a 2016 Saturday Night Live skit that can be seen as a contemporary replication of the “black is beautiful” concept born in the late 1960s as described by Maxine Leeds Craig in her… Continue Reading →

Hegemony and Black is Beautiful

This photo has me thinking about the motto “Black is beautiful.” This photo is used to enforce African-American women’s identities. Ain’t I a Beauty Queen by Maxine Leeds Craig discusses the cultural context you see in this photo. This is… Continue Reading →

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