Using the book Links among Familial Gender Ideology, Media Portrayal of Women, Dating, and Sexual Behaviors in African American, and Mexican American Adolescent Young Women: A Qualitative Study, write a paragraph about the media portrayal of African American women's sexuality, reinforcement of stereotypes, and role of gender.  

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Links among Familial Gender Ideology, Media Portrayal of Women, Dating, and Sexual Behaviors in African American, and Mexican American Adolescent Young Women: A Qualitative Study examines the gender roles and dynamics within an African American and Latino household. The researchers found that African American households tend to hold a more egalitarian perspective on gender roles. For example, African American women are not as constricted or chastised in displaying their sexuality compared to Mexican American women. This gives African American women relatively more freedoms in terms of exploring and expanding their sexuality. However, the media often portrays African American women as promiscuous and, in many cases, objectified. Many films and television shows—especially during the Blaxploitation period in American cinema—portrayed the black female body as a commodity, thus portraying a less human perspective on the African American female experience.

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