Illustration by Mishkah Abrahams

The Politics of ‘Thot’-dom & ‘Heaux’-ism

An intersectional analysis of black
femme archetypes and its pop culture representations in the 21st century

“ …research on media representations documents that television shows, advertisements, and movies often depict White women in traditionally feminine ways such as attractive, friendly, and emotionally dependent (e.g., Coltrane & Messineo, 2000; Licata & Biswas, 1993). In contrast, women from other ethnic groups are often portrayed in ways that deviate from traditional stereotypes of women (Ginorio, Gutierrez, Cauce & Acosta, 1995; Root, 1995).”

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