Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of „latin women streoytypes“ brings up images of poorly- clad olive tanned, crow haired, crimson- lipped, shapely women. This fetishization of Latinas in the media is n’t just embarrassing, but it also has serious consequences. It exacerbates belittling and can lead to prejudice. It can even advertise dating violence and increase physical abuse of younger people.

The strangeness and fetishizing of mexican physiques 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 limit their ability by internalizing the picture that world puts forward of them.

Furthermore, these stereotypes may become detrimental to expat communities because they can gas anti- immigrant views and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workplace or contribute to the economy. It’s important to create Latina personalities who are smart, driven, and powerful. But it’s just as important to create them with flaws, to.

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