African American Women’s Sexual Objectification Experiences

@article{Watson2012AfricanAW,
  title={African American Women’s Sexual Objectification Experiences},
  author={Laurel B Watson and Dawn M. Robinson and Franco Dispenza and Negar Nazari},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={458 - 475}
}
The purpose of our study was to investigate African American women’s experiences with sexual objectification. Utilizing grounded theory methodology as well as Black feminist thought and objectification theory as the research lenses, the results of this study uncovered how racist, sexist, and classist ideologies contributed to sexual objectification experiences (SOEs) among African American women. Twenty African American female graduate students and others recruited from a campus community… 

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