Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin ladies streoytypes” brings up images of thinly- clad oil colored, raven haired, purple- lipped, curvy dominican women features women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious consequences. It exacerbates belittling and can lead to intolerance. It can even advertise dating violence and improve physical harassment of adolescent women.

The exoticism and fetishizing of mexican carcasses turns them into simple artifacts to be won and showcased. This is not to say that there are n’t some positive stereotypes of latina women, but the majority of portrayals in our mediascape leave out a whole community This typecasting of latinas may restrict their potential by internalizing the photograph that culture puts forward of them.

Additionally, these prejudices may become harmful to immigrant communities because they can energy extra- expat attitudes and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workforce or contribute to the economy. It’s important to read Latina figures who are smart, driven, and powerful. But it’s just as important to write them with deficiencies, to.

Using a social determinants of health framework, this exploration explores home plotting perspectives and experiences among 16 Latinas recruited from two federally qualified healthcare centers in Baltimore City, Maryland. Focus groups and semi- structured interviews were conducted November 2014 through June 2015. Three central themes emerged:

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