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sure if these are needed, what do you think?) “Few reseachers have empirically examined the relevance of these images in African American preadolescents sexual risk-taking processes today” - These sexual scripts do exist and that they identify ways in which African American Preadolescents gave meaning and value to African American female sexuality and corresponding behavioral outcome expectation. These sexual scripts are influential in African American preadolescents decision-making processes regarding sexual activity and behaviors. - Hip hop videos are the strongest influencers and promoters of these sexual scripts. - WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF SEXUAL STEREOTYPES ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN? - Neocolonialism has framed these new relationships among African American women, the music industry, the white mainstream, and Black youth culture. - Neocolonialism within this reading refers to corporations and dominant groups influence over another marginalized populations, areas or sectors by economic, language, cultural and political means rather than by the traditional colonist methods of military political take over and direct control.
- In slavery, these women were having children and were seen as having crazy sexual desires - Black women still are not in control of their own images ARTICLE: GEISHA OF A DIFFERENT KIND: GAY ASIAN MEN AND THE GENDERING OF SEXUAL IDENTITY - Author: Chong-suk Han - Enforced patriarchal order, even in gay community - Asian men were always given “female” jobs such as laundry, waiters, etc. - Asian men could not break out of the stereotype due to expectations of a society that has already labeled them as feminine and made it a norm. - Like many other arenas of contemporary gay life, femininity is discouraged. > ARTICLE: SEXUAL POLTI CS OF BLACK WOMANHOOD Patricia Hill Collins - history of BW in America reflects juncture where private and public spheres and personal and political oppression meet - REGULATING BLACK WOMEN’S BODIES - 3 rd approach: sexuality as one important social location that joins these distinctive systems of oppression - PORNOGRAPHY AND BLACK WOMENS BODIES - Iconographic - BW bodies are objects of display - Sarah bartmann (exhibited in little clothing) thought to be sexually deviant. After death, she was dissected w/ genitals and butt on display - Af. Amer. Women in porn: bondage, slavery, submissive, and w/ 2 white men - Animals, incest, lovers of rape (esp. white men) - Dehumanization: animal (sexual/racial dimension) and economic (animals can be killed, worked, sold, and consumed all for money) - PROSTITUTION & THE EXPLOITATION OF BLACK WOMEN’S BODIES - If black women are already exploited in porn, I might as well do it too in order to make money - Sex can be purchased and totally alienated (not in control of own body) - white prostitute: sexualized woman - prostitution of black women allowed white women to be opposite - “screwed” vs. “take home to mom” - black lesbian: extremely masculine - RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE - Forced - Violence against BW is legitimized and condoned - Rape: weapon of domination, repression -

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