Latin Women Streoytypes

A quick google search of “latin ladies streoytypes” brings up images of thinly- clad olive tanned, raven haired, red- lipped, curvy women. This fetishization of Latinas in the media is n’t only embarrassing, but it also has serious implications. It exacerbates bias and can lead to bigotry. It can even promote dating violence and increase physical abuse of young ladies.

The strangeness and fetishizing of female body 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 does reduce their ability by internalizing the graphic that community puts forward of them.

Likewise, these stereotypes can become harmful to immigrant communities because they can gasoline extra- immigrant views and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workplace or contribute to the economy. It’s important to read Latina characters who are intelligent, driven, and productive. But it is just as important to create them with flaws, also.

Using a social determinants of health foundation, this exploration explores family preparing 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: