Latin Women Streoytypes

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A quick google search of «latin people streoytypes» brings up images of poorly- clad avocado skinned, raven haired, dark- lipped, curvy women. This fetishization of Latinas in the internet 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 improve physical abuse of younger people.

The exoticism and fetishizing of female bodies turns them into bare objects 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 can reduce their potential by internalizing the photograph that world puts forth of them.

Furthermore, these prejudices may become hazardous to immigrant communities because they can gasoline pro- expat sentiments and reinforce the idea that Latinas do n’t belong in the workplace or contribute to the economy. It’s important to create Latina sexy colombia women personalities who are smart, driven, and powerful. But it’s just as important to write them with flaws, too.

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