Social Commentary No. 10 “THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE SUPERWOMAN SYNDROME”

The strong black woman was created to counter images of historical and gendered stereotypes such as the ‘MAMMIE’, the ‘JEZEBEL’ and more recently the ‘SAPPHIRE’. Let’s look at each caricature in more detail: The ‘Mammie’ – was a post 1940’s figure, the asexual grandma who dedicated her life to fulfilling the needs of a white…

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