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Reveal! Strong and Sexy Women: The Over Sexualized Latina Stereotype, When It Originated and How It Is Still Prevalent Today

October 13, 2021, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

When we see Latin American women portrayed in mass media, from the big screen to Internet memes, almost the same set of physical and personality traits come to mind. Hispanic actresses like Sofía Vergara, Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz have made their Hollywood careers out of playing very similar, almost interchangeable, characters: beautiful, sexy, loud, passionate, tempered and with a sense of rhythm. In this contribution I would like to explore how Latinas are shaped in mass media, where does the stereotype come from and what political implications derive from contesting this imposition today. 

Join Bunker Hill Community College Associate Professor Alicia Gallego Zarzosa, Ph.D. as she discusses the stereotypes that Latinas are forced to occupy in contemporary culture. NECC Professor Lis Espinoza will respond to the presentation and it will be followed by a question and answer session.
Join us in C-209 or on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 980 3588 7762
Passcode: Stereotype
Wednesday, October 13


October 13, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Event Category:
Students, Faculty and Staff


Haverhill Campus
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA
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