When all the men she worked with began hitting on her, she felt it was because they assumed she was promiscuous. The way they managed to cram so many stereotypes into one show nearly makes my head explode. The rest of Hollywood could learn a thing or two from Shonda Rhimes. Kat Lazo, a Colombian and Peruvian feminist media activist, shared with me her experience of being the only Latina in her white neighborhood. If you have an older Salon account, please enter your username and password below: sign in. I mean, how can all women from 21 countries, including the United States, all have the same sexual identities? Doesn't matter when or where, we just can't help ourselves!
Tatum. Age: 24.
Perpetually fulfilling this narrow definition of sexy can be a real drag.
Olivia. Age: 31.
6 harmful media myths about sex and Latinas
Let's stop thinking in binaries, people. Impressionable people, those lacking critical-thinking skills and those who don't have any Latino friends are susceptible to these misconceptions. We're straight and ultra-feminine.