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Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of «latin women streoytypes» brings up images of poorly- clad avocado colored, bird haired, red- lipped, curvy women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet is n’t just embarrassing, but it also has serious implications. It exacerbates bias and can lead to prejudice. It can even promote dating violence and improve physical harassment of younger girls.

The otherness and fetishizing of mexican physiques turns them into simple items 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 ability by internalizing the photograph that world puts forward of them.

Moreover, these prejudices can be dangerous to immigrant communities because they can power pro- expat 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 figures who are smart, driven, and prosperous. But it’s just as essential to write them with imperfections, to.

Using a social determinants of health foundation, this study explores community preparing 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:

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