Latin woman

As the author says, the way of dressing of the Latin

women gives American men a wrong massage about these women. It happens

because they apply their own culture and customs to the traditions of

other ethnic group. Vivid colors of clothes and brilliance of jewelry

sometimes are signals of the easy accessibility of a woman for a Western

man. From those attributes was created a myth about Hispanic woman as

The author recalls stories that she heard in her house during her

childhood about sexual harassment that Puerto Rican women endured in

factories where they were seen as if sexual innuendo was all they

understood. She also describes her own experience of being seen

stereotypically when the boy who took her to her first formal dance

kissed her and without having received a passional response remarked,

I thought you Latin girls were supposed to mature early. Here we see

not only a stereotypical view of the Latin women but also consideration

of those women as something that is able to ripen like a fruit or



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