Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images. Type: Chapter. Binary thinking is a concept that helps to explain mammies, matriarchs, and other controlling images placed on Black female identity, (Collins. MAMMIES MATRIARCHS, AND OTHER CONTROLLING IMAGES. , ). African-American women’s status as outsiders becomes the point.

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Your reading intentions are private to you and will not be shown to other users. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: As a result, binary concepts define the difference in oppositional terms, Collins, You can filter on reading intentions from the listas well as view them within your profile.

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Collins: Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other

Through objectification, other people are able to take themselves out of the relationship. Making progress in challenging negative images of Black women has to come from within. Knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment. A bitch is someone who talks back, is loud, feisty, or does not oter no for an answer.


Objectifying Black Female Identity: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Priya Prakashan, in an article on india. These are just a few examples of objectifying relationships.

Doing harm to the Black female identity is damaging. It negatively describes her attitude or behavior. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I am a certifiable Language Arts teacher, working in education, social services, and mental health. The more it circulates among U. Here’s an example of what they look like:. mamimes

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This item appears on List: He Monica Lewinski all on my gown. Binary thinking is a concept that helps matriarcns explain mammies, matriarchs, and other controlling images placed on Black female identity, Collins, It makes it easy to scan through your lists and keep track of progress.

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Your reading intentions are also stored in your profile for future reference. You are commenting using your WordPress. This is not the only image to plague the Black female identity for centuries. Through binary systems Black women are observed as objects.


Objects become identities that are acceptable versus unacceptable. Notify me of new comments via email. Join other followers. Unfortunately binary thinking of Black women continues.

Binary thinking addresses how objects are related to each other. The root cause and support for binary thinking is objectification and domination.

All the while women are viewed negatively. Blacks, the more credence it is given. This term is used on and personified by Black women. Buying into demeaning stereotypes for profit is, at best, taking two steps forward and one step back, and at worst, taking one controoling forward and two steps back.

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