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  1. Jun 3, 2021 · Due to their intersecting racial identity and gender identity, Black women are characterized by stigmatizing race-based sexual stereotypes (RBSS) that may contribute to persistent, disproportionately high rates of adverse sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

  2. Intersectionality theorists and researchers suggest the importance of examining unique stereotypes associated with intersecting group identities. We focus on the unique stereotypes of Black women in the United States related to sexuality and motherhood.

  3. Mar 9, 2021 · These racist stereotypes are part of a longstanding litany of names attributed to Black women, including “Mammy," "Aunt Jemima," "Auntie," "Jezebel," "Sapphire," "Sister Savior,"...

  4. Sep 24, 2018 · Present-day stereotypes of African American women as “hypersexual,” “aggressive,” and “angry” were born of representations that emerged in the past. 133,107,111–113 Negative sexual stereotypes of African American women began as a means to justify their enslavement and subsequent sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault ...

  5. May 7, 2007 · Herbert Samuels, a sex educator and professor at LaGuardia Community College in New York, and Mireille Miller-Young, a womens studies professor at UC Santa Barbara, talk to Farai Chideya about the...

  6. Sep 6, 2023 · The stereotypes around Black women’s sexuality, as libidinous, sexually deviant, and opportunistic, have been underpinned by scripts that de-feminize Black women and instead assign “male gendered” traits.

  7. Jun 23, 2023 · Key points. The Superwoman Schema (SWS) is a stereotype that pressures Black women to help others at their own expense. New research suggests this burden may discourage Black women from...

  8. Jun 22, 2023 · We queried 402 Black women from across the U.S. to understand the extent to which endorsement of the SWS contributes to Black women's reported sexual assertiveness and satisfaction.

  9. Mar 1, 2021 · The current qualitative study drew upon narrative data from individual, semistructured interviews with 50 Black women (ages 18-24 years) to explore how the Jezebel stereotype influenced their sexual beliefs and behaviors.

  10. In this chapter, we review historical and contemporary stereotypes of Black women in America driven by histories of racism, sexism, and classism. We discuss how these stereotypes impact the mental health of Black women as they navigate these stereotypes, which can cause Black women to feel constrained. We provide recommendations to clinicians ...

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