One purpose of Black feminism is to combat controlling images of Black women. Controlling images of Black women exist due to historical and cultural beliefs that define them as hypersexual, aggressive, or conniving. Some responses to the stereotypes, however, are equally restrictive.
In a 2015 Feminist Wire article, Sikivu Hutchinson writes about how the church is one such place the presents alternative images of Black women that actually serve to reinforce sexism. Click here to read the article.