You Should Call it Shaunadra or Lekeisha: Making Movies into Politics, Online Comments and Constrained Citizenship

Leigh-Anne Goins
2015 Interface A special topics journal  
Discourses surrounding Black femininity and Black women's bodies often rely on historical narratives and intersectional ideologiesinterwoven beliefs specific to groups, but not essentialized-that create patterned and controlled ways of thinking. The ontological construction of Black femininity, including existing ideologies surrounding Black women's bodies and Black femininities, defined through the gaze of white supremacy are distinctly hypercritical. [1] Narratives surrounding Black women and
more » ... femininity, entangled with racist and sexist ideologies, construct Black women as immoral, adverse, angry, and hypersexual beings thereby excluding them from idealized forms of femininity, value, and respectability.
doi:10.7710/2373-4914.1002 fatcat:nvasdcz4rzcanhraquphmz3cum