Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin ladies streoytypes” brings up images of poorly- clad olive tanned, bird haired, reddish- lipped, shapely women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious implications. It exacerbates belittling and can lead to intolerance. It can even encourage dating violence and improve sexual abuse of adolescent women.

The exoticism and fetishizing of female carcasses turns them into simple materials to become 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 is reduce their ability by internalizing the photo that culture puts forward of them.

Moreover, these prejudices can become dangerous to expat communities because they can fuel 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 write Latina heroes who are smart, driven, and productive. But it’s just as important to compose them with imperfections, very.

Using a social determinants of health foundation, this study explores home organizing 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: