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Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin girls streoytypes” brings up images of scantily- clad oil skinned, raven haired, dark- lipped, shapely women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet 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 enhance sexual abuse of adolescent ladies.

The otherness and fetishizing of female physiques turns them into sheer 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 limit their ability by internalizing the picture that world puts forward of them.

Likewise, these prejudices can be dangerous to immigrant communities because they can gasoline extra- american sentiments and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workplace or contribute to the economy. It’s important to write Latina characters who are intelligent, driven, and effective. But it’s just as essential to read them hot chilean women with flaws, to.

Using a social determinants of health platform, this research explores relatives organizing perspectives and experiences among 16 Latinas recruited from two legally qualified medical 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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