Monday, March 24, 2014
Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture
We are reading Janell Hobson's Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture. Please comment on the following considerations in the comments post below.
In your first comment post, please post at least three facts that associated with the iconic historical figure of Sara Baartman, "Venus Hottentot".
In your second post describe how the ideas steatopygia and sexual fetish are conflated? And how do the conflation of ideas impact intersectional identity (such as being black and a woman) and ideas of beauty in popular culture?
In your third comment, please describe the relationship between Sara Baartman and Cuvier i two or three sentences.