Abstract

Abstract:

As a result of inscriptions informed by slavery and colonialist ideology, the Black woman's body bears the narrative of hypersexuality, a legacy the enslaved Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman epitomized in both life and death. In an attempt to rewrite and reimagine their narratives, some Black women have created spaces and performances to reclaim their sexuality. The spaces created by juke joints and Black female artists, especially performers like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B, try to resist the historical narrative but are still challenged and judged by body and respectability politics that sometimes make feminism marginalizing. Hip-Hop feminism emerged to give articulation and set free the limiting binary of feminism by extending and interrogating intersectionality across different spectrums to create a new praxis of female liberation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2376-7510
Print ISSN
2334-2668
Pages
pp. 57-75
Launched on MUSE
2021-08-31
Open Access
No
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