The trending of the hashtag #teacherbae has since led to a statement from the school system, her reprimanding, and her removing some images from social media and locking down her Instagram account. who has come to save the Black people from themselves…murdering them all.Again we see a life (and possibly livelihood) affected by careless utterances. In story mode, she has a number of unlockable alternate outfits with names like Clubbin’, Tribal, and Fairy Tale which are all sexualized, but Tribal is one that is not only sexualized but exoticized based on a history of African women being more sexually “animalistic”, more “savage”.The same actor who we never see her interact with again until the end of the show when we see him, naked and asleep this time…except for a pair of leg irons, in Phryne Fisher’s bed.
It is the same stereotype that led to the belief that African slave women were bred for pleasure and breeding (see also Saartjie (Saartje) Baartman/Hottentot Venus).
On the opposite side of the coin (at least at the beginning of the story) we have Cassandra in the upcoming .
I don’t have cable and living in the sticks guarantees that we get no local channels, but I do have Netflix and Hulu Plus because my kiddo likes TV.
And having Netflix means that I occasionally watch some fairly well curated content like I was only 2 or 3 episodes into the show when I took to social media and asked all of my recommenders how the hell there was a show that took place in Australia but was, at that point totally devoid of people of color…not one that I had seen.
These Black bodies are only seen as being acceptable when sexual or maternal.
In the past week we have seen Patricia Brown, a paraprofessional in the Atlanta public school system, dragged through the social media mud for posting pictures of herself posing in the classroom. Brown is a curvy young woman who would find it nigh impossible to hide said curves in anything less than a burlap sack.on social media to my own experience watching a television show on Netflix to the sexualization and villainization of Patricia Brown (who sparked #teacherbae), and finally to thinking about the ways that we see women (and men) of color reduced to the role of animals of the sexual or violent type. That’s a dog.” It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.” It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie.I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. The vibe was very much like, “Do I want to fuck it? I was like, “This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.”.Watching as, what other folks were calling Phryne Fisher’s sexual freedom unfolded as sexual tourism wrapped in stereotypes of Asian, Jewish, and Black men.Most notably, the episode featuring the nameless, muscled, shirtless Black movie extra (credited in the episode only as “Slave Leader”) dressed as a slave whose only line was to offer Phryne a seat on the set.That ass slap signaling that she is finished not only with the case, but with her little slave fantasy. Sexualized, exoticized, and commodified for the purposes of others. We can trace this back to whore and mammies in the antebellum period.