Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin people streoytypes” brings up images of thinly- clad olive tanned, raven haired, red- lipped, shapely women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious consequences. It exacerbates stereotyping and can lead to intolerance. It can even encourage dating violence and enhance physical abuse of younger girls.

The otherness and fetishizing of female systems turns them into bare materials 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 limits their potential by internalizing the graphic that community puts forward of them.

Also, these prejudices can become dangerous to immigrant women in tijuana communities because they can gasoline extra- expat views and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workplace or contribute to the economy. It’s important to read Latina characters who are smart, driven, and powerful. But it’s just as important to write them with flaws, also.

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