Black Womanhood: Essence and its Treatment of Stereotypical Images of Black Women

  title={Black Womanhood: Essence and its Treatment of Stereotypical Images of Black Women},
  author={J. Woodard and T. Mastin},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={264 - 281}
One could assume it is a given that Essencemagazine dispels stereotypical images of Black women and that it works to liberate them from the strictures imposed on them by a world in which they live as an undervalued and marginalized minority. After all, this is the only longstanding women’s magazine that targets Black women and addresses specifically their cultural and emotional needs as African Americans and women. This content analysis examines whether Essenceworks as a liberating feminist… Expand

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