Black women’s sexuality begins with enslaved black women’s experiences with white supremacy. There is this pressure that black women have to be careful by limiting their sexual actions and expressions because of the negative stereotypes of their bodies surrounding today’s society. Celebrities in the media like Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj are questioned about their decision to show off their bodies the way they do. One could connect it to the way black women’s ...
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...their individual needs because they know they will be automatically shot down by the government and society. African American women not only struggle at the intersection of multiple forms of marginalization; they also find that their political labor often leaves them mentally and physically less well. Strikingly, these women still continue to fight for recognition as seen through a variety of movements and our very own Mrs. Obama. Many are emotionally destroyed in the process, but it means everything to truly be seen as a human being that dared to be more than the typical black woman. There is no perfect black woman that will be accepted by supremacist America, but that does not mean black women should let the labels define her. Black women should embrace their hyper sexualization, their lack off abstinence, and not care if they are included in mainstream society.
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