Peobeus Discussion: March 11

Giddings Reading:

CH 6 —
** Throughout – women should be feminine — constructing women of colour this way — why was this?
Pushed – because Black men were put into power – therefore, to carry this out they had to treat Black women the same way – dainty the feminine ideal

** Is that construction still true today?
I don’t think this is true – it is more of a strong Black woman — this image — more so someone who is a single woman taking care of a family, etc.

** Are Black women made as matriarch? What are some of the issues surrounding this?
– take into account what happened during slavery
– they are constructed to be “head of household”
– they are not viewed as the same as white women

** Is there danger to calling Black women matriarchal?
– women dominating a system