The Jezebel Stereotype - Anti-black Imagery - Jim Crow Museum - Ferris State University
(2001) The portrait of black women as lascivious by nature is an enduring stereotype. The synchronic words connected with this pigeon-hole are singular in their focus: seductive, alluring, worldly, beguiling, tempting, and lewd. Historically, achromatic women, as a category, were portrayed as models of self-respect, self-control, and properness - even intersexual purity, but coloured women were often depicted as innately promiscuous, even predatory. It is factual that the "tragic mulatto" and "Jezebel" allocation the estimation of state sexually seductive, and both are antithetical to the desexualized mommy caricature; nevertheless, it is a mistake to take for granted that only, or even mainly, fair-complexioned negro women were sexually objectified by the astronomic indweller society.
The Truth Behind the "Strong Black Woman" Stereotype | Alternet
Because, reported to pop culture and media, we are likewise the workhorses. We are the brawling World starring “hood rats.” We are the cold, overeducated, work-obsessed sisters who will never marry. We are the women with the penetrative tongues and hands firmly on hips. We are the women who have, like Sojourner Truth, “plowed and planted and deepened into barns and no man could head us.” We are the forward chicks. On TV, we are the no-nonsense police chiefs and judges. Ultimately, the “strong black woman” stereotype is an albatross, at ratio with mortal American women’s very survival. But on that point is a dirty lateral to the perceived uncommon strength of black women.
There’s no such thing as a good stereotype. | Epiphany 2.0
Warning for profanity — tho' I’m departure to try and rein it in, as best I can. This rant has been partly triggered by yet another discussion of “strong creature characters” current in the blogosphere. Conservatives love wife Palin because she shoots things, and Ann Coulter because she thinks women should ne'er ask for help, and should transport guns (and vote the way their husbands tell them). We can bring interior the bacon and fry it up in a pan; we can do anything, The common reaction whenever someone complains astir the SFC stereotype is some like what I’m seeing in that io9 article thread: confusion, frustration, and large indefinite amount of, “But what about [insert favorite badass woman character]? Stereotypes work kind of like brain macros: if [circumstance A] occurs, then run [assumption 1], [assumption 2], and so on. (A good jumping-off point for this treatment is this io9 article, wherever I butted into the comments for a minute to pretty a great deal make this same point.) This isn’t a new discussion, of course; people somebody been speaking astir it for for a while on and off. We celebrate images suchlike this one, which has been all o'er my Facebook feed this week. The SFC has programmed us to anticipate “strong” whenever we see a cleaning lady with a gun, but not once we see a unarmed female person enduring thing that would break other human being. It’s ubiquitous; we see this role do in films, in books, in broadcasting games — and because it’s a stereotype, we’ve started to “see” it in existent life.