Is The ‘Strong Black Woman’ Stereotype Hurting Black Women?| AJ+

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Is the “strong black woman” stereotype adversely affecting black women and their health?

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The “strong black woman” is a stereotype that’s as pervasive in media as it is in real life. But this superwoman syndrome could be adversely affecting black women’s health.

Learn more here:
CDC. “Health of Black or African American Non-Hispanic Population.” https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/black-health.htm

Ebony. “Put Down Your Cape: Solving the Black Superwoman Syndrome.” http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/black-women-healing-sisterhood-relationships#axzz56RvjD88M

Gent University. “Stereotypes of African American Women in U.S. Television.” https://lib.ugent.be/fulltxt/RUG01/002/162/804/RUG01-002162804_2014_0001_AC.pdf

Bitch Media. “Six Annoying Women Character Tropes in Black Romantic Comedies.” https://www.bitchmedia.org/post/six-annoying-women-character-tropes-in-black-romantic-comedies

Presented by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Written by: Imaeyen Ibanga
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