What is it about?

This paper integrates Black feminist thought with Simon and Gagnon's (1986) framework of sexual script development to illustrate ways in which sexuality socialization, messages, and meanings are internalized and are manifested through sexual scripts among African American adolescent women. The influence of the media, peers, family, and racial and gender identity factors in this process are highlighted.

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Why is it important?

As blueprints about sexual norms, behavior, and experiences, the sexual scripting processes identified through this new paradigm have implications for research and programming that target human sexuality issues within this population.


This is a useful piece for framing the multiple factors that influence African American adolescents girls' understandings of their sexuality

Dr. Dionne P Stephens
Florida International University

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This page is a summary of: Integrating Black feminist thought into conceptual frameworks of African American adolescent women's sexual scripting processes, Sexualities Evolution & Gender, April 2005, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14616660500112725.
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