Latin Women Streoytypes

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A quick google search of “latin ladies streoytypes” brings up images of poorly- clad oil skinned, crow haired, red- lipped, curvy women. This fetishization of Latinas in the media is n’t just embarrassing, but it also has serious implications. It exacerbates stereotyping and can lead to intolerance. It can even promote dating violence and increase physical abuse of young people.

The exoticism and fetishizing of female physiques turns them into sheer items 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 does control their potential by internalizing the image that world puts back of them.

Furthermore, these prejudices can be damaging to expat communities because they can energy pro- immigrant attitudes and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workplace or contribute to the economy. It’s important to read Latina personalities who are smart, driven, and prosperous. But it’s just as essential to read them with defects, very.

Using a social determinants of health platform, this exploration explores relatives preparing perspectives and experiences among 16 Latinas recruited find women free from two officially qualified medical centers in Baltimore City, Maryland. Focus groups and semi- structured interviews were conducted November 2014 through June 2015. Three central themes emerged: