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Stolen Women: Reclaiming Our Sexuality, Taking Back Our Lives Paperback – August 11, 1998
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Wyatt, a Ph.D. and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral science at UCLA, explores the origins and hazards of these images through a psychiatric lens. Her use of case studies and behavioral research puts a human face on how these myths affect the development of young black women, and her careful analysis breaks down behavioral trends clearly and concisely. Black women are often seen in opposing sexual terms, either as completely nonsexual or perpetually sexually available. Wyatt fills in the gap between these two dangerous stereotypes, unpacking childhood messages about sex and exploring issues like how girls learn to be "ladies." She encourages all "stolen women" to regain control over their bodies from these external forces, allowing women to apply her work to their own lives and giving them the tools to break free, refusing to believe these painful myths are unchangeable. --Amy Wan
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Along with her factual information, Wyatt uses her expertise as a psychologist to offer ways in which black women can improve their lives and the lives of their children. I especially liked the way she encourages women of color to educate themselves and their children.
The one critique I would have would be that I wish she had written a bit more about her mathematical analyses. For example, she says that black women on average have fewer partners than white women. Is this a mean average or a median average? (A mean average would seem to me to be--no pun intended--less meaningful since a few very active women could drive the average up.) And were all surveys taken into account, or were some results deemed to be outliers?
I strongly recommend this book. Dr. Wyatt truly understands self-empowerment, and she preaches a message that people need to hear.
Dr. Wyatt effectively utilizes historical perspective and qualitative research to inspire women of color to... "reclaim their bodies."
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History continues to be repeated before our very eyes. Our history as Black women has been taken away from us. Now! Read morePublished on December 18, 2013 by Flora Seawood
LOve it, Purchase it if you want to know the History of Black Women and our Sexuality and how to take it back! Love IT!!!!Published on January 23, 2013 by Kimberly
Most of thye information was very good. However the test you take at the end is a waste of time. She doesn't know what half of the black women think. Read morePublished on August 13, 2002
I thought this book was excellent. As noted in the synopses, black women have been historically ostracized from such mainstream psychological research studies and it only... Read morePublished on January 5, 2001 by Naim Harrison