Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin women streoytypes” brings up images of thinly- clad avocado skinned, raven haired, reddish- lipped, curvaceous women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious consequences. It exacerbates belittling and can lead to prejudice. It can even promote dating violence and increase physical harassment of adolescent girls.

The exoticism and fetishizing of latina carcasses turns them into sheer things 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 does limit their ability by internalizing the graphic that community puts forward of them.

Furthermore, these prejudices can be hazardous to immigrant communities because they can energy extra- american 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 successful. But it’s just as important to create them with deficiencies, too.

Using a social determinants of health platform, this exploration explores community organizing 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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