Who’s the R-Kelly in your Family!
The term “fast-tailed girls” is applied to Black girls who have physically developed early in age or demonstrating sexual behaviors deemed only for older women. Black girls whose breasts stuck out further than their stomachs, whose hips swiveled whenever they walked, or those who easily took compliments. The Fass Girl, the Jezebel, and the Mammy are the 3 stereotypes for Black females created during slavery. You cant have the Jezebel without the Mammy, and the Fass Girl is birthed from the tragic dynamic between the Mammy and the Jezebel. The Mammy being the nonsexual caretaker accepted by White culture and her opposite, the Jezebel being the over-sexual seducer of men that couldn’t be raped because she was seen as property having unquenchable sexual desire. These two enslaved female archetypes gave birth to the Fass Girl. When a young enslaved girl starts to catch Master’s eye at no fault of her own, she was criticized by the Mammy for being on the Fast track to becoming a Jezebel and therefore shunned by White culture. The Mammy would do anything to protect Master, even going as far as blaming her own young girls of wanting to be raped by a never guilty Master. The symptoms of 500 years of slavery still effect the Black family and cant be cured until fully acknowledged.