Latin Women Streoytypes


    A quick google search of “latin females streoytypes” brings up images of thinly- clad avocado colored, bird haired, dark- lipped, curvaceous women. This fetishization of Latinas in the media is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious implications. It exacerbates bias and can lead to bigotry. It can even promote dating violence and improve sexual abuse of young people.

    The otherness and fetishizing of female body turns them into simple objects 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 can control their potential by internalizing the photo that community puts back of them.

    Moreover, these prejudices may become hazardous to expat communities because they can gasoline anti- american attitudes and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workplace or contribute to the economy. It’s important to write Latina heroes who are smart, driven, and successful. But it’s just as important to compose them with defects, very.

    Using a social determinants of health framework, this exploration explores community planning perspectives and experiences among 16 Latinas recruited from two officially 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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