Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin people streoytypes” brings up images of poorly- clad oil colored, bird haired, crimson- lipped, curvaceous women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious consequences It exacerbates bias and can lead to bigotry. It can even promote dating violence and improve sexual abuse of younger girls.

The exoticism and fetishizing of mexican carcasses turns them into bare things 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 may reduce their ability by internalizing the photo that society puts forth of them.

Likewise, these stereotypes can become damaging to expat communities because they can gasoline anti- immigrant views and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workforce or contribute to the economy. It’s important to create Latina heroes who are smart, driven, and effective. But it’s just as important to create 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 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: