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So much engagement & questions, thank you all! 💛 I wanted to spend the most time speaking about Mammy as it's a hot topic right now #AuntJemima

But let me very briefly (1 sentence or 2) tell you about the other three images I'm researching. B4 I tell you about my activism work!
TW: sensitive content/abuse

The Jezebel Stereotype:

Inspired by name-sake in the biblical Book of Kings, Jezebel became the incarnated persona of Black women. It was a myth which legitimised/justified rape & other violent sexual derivaties.
The hyper-sexualisation of Black women by white colonial society, reinforced a racialised binary of womenhood (BW: 'lusty' & 'seductive', WW: 'pious' & 'pure')

This myth supported *false* claims that Black slave women were responsible for the horrific sexual abuse they endured.
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