Andréa Sumé

Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin people streoytypes” brings up images of scantily- clad olive tanned, crow haired, purple- lipped, shapely women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious implications. It exacerbates stereotyping and can lead to bigotry It can even promote dating violence and increase physical abuse of younger women.

The otherness and fetishizing of latina systems turns them into mere artifacts 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 limits their ability by internalizing the image that society puts forward of them.

Furthermore, these prejudices may become detrimental to expat communities because they can power pro- expat attitudes and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workforce or contribute to the economy. It’s important to create Latina characters who are intelligent, 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 officially 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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