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“The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria,” by Judith Ortiz Cofer. Due Feb 7 by pm; Points 5; Submitting a discussion post; Available. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Author University of Georgia Press $ (0p) ISBN In “ The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria,” Cofer describes her. Poet, novelist, and essayist Judith Ortiz Cofer was born in Puerto Rico in and grew up in New Jersey. She is currently the Regents’ and.

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University of Wisconsin Press. Stating “that it became quickly obvious that to the Puerto Rican girls ‘dressing up’ meant wearing their mother’s ornate jewelry and clothing” Cofer expresses how she agonized over her choice of clothing for career day. How do stereotypes damage the perpetrator as well as the victim?

She was the featured speaker and the woman who had called upon her for a cup of coffee would soon find herself plagued by her stereotypical presumptions. Cofer continues to reveal the “myth of the Latino woman” as being the menial housemaid or domestic by going on to share, how when at a speaking engagement she was confused by one of the attendees as one of the service staff.

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Literature and Ethnic Discrimination. Any major changes could affect their assessment results. She states she decides to wear a composite of her cultural experiences, and her view of what a career woman would wear; as she had few role models other than Latino females.

Don’t post Outcomes results to Learning Mastery Gradebook. As a Latin American woman, Cofer shares coffer opinion regarding the stereotypes that have occurred throughout her life. Ths on and Off Broadway. She relates her cultural experience to like being on an island A Thematic Reader and Guide to Writing.

She encounters a middle-aged, educated gentleman in a tuxedo who when he sees her exclaims “Evita! ,atin states how the view of the “sizzling” Latino woman has caused many Latino woman to be sexually harassed. I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Te man continues his intrusion by reciting a crude version of the song “La Bamba” revised to reinforce this promiscuous stereotype. Remove points from rubric.

“The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria,” by Judith Ortiz Cofer

She confides how years later she was informed by a friend an Italian American at the thee school she cofwr attending the Judiyh girls stood out for wearing “everything at once” This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

Cofer recognizes this person didn’t intentionally “profile” her, however, she admitted this would be an obstacle that she would have to continue to overcome. The author concludes she has been one of the “lucky ones”, privileged to get an education and entries into society” I Just met a girl named Maria” author Judith Ortiz Cofer expresses her view of the stereotypes that she and other women of Latin and Hispanic descent have had to endure. When Cofer is confronted with a career day at school and is faced with the challenge of deciding what is appropriate to wear.

She argues that the mothers who grew up on islands were freer to express themselves proactively with a safety net of a cultural that showed respect and constraint towards this expression. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She states her expression of clothing could promote the cultural chasm that she faces. Cofer reflects on her childhood and recognizes differences latinn the way people interact with her and other non-latino females.

Cofer further demonstrates the cultural stereotype of the Womann and Hispanic woman as sexually expressive.

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She begins the story by relating an experience where a drunk pub patron started singing “Maria”,from “Westside Story’ to her, while she is on a bus trip to London from Oxford. Retrieved 2 December While others have a constant struggle against the misconceptions that are perpetuated regarding the Jufith women.


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What stereotypes does Cofer describe, and why are they so damaging? Edit rating Delete rating. Use this rubric for assignment doman. Hide score total for assessment results. I’ll write free-form comments when assessing wkman Remove points from rubric Don’t post Outcomes results to Learning Mastery Gradebook Use this rubric for assignment grading Hide score total for assessment results Cancel Create Rubric. Cofer ot a startling, yet effective example of when she crosses paths with such bias while staying in a “classy metropolitan Hotel This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Description of criterion.

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This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat She tells us that the heritage of Latino women lends them to this expression without fault. Her final point strikes clear when she points the reader in the direction of God lf begs the question is he able to relate to the Latina woman as an Anglo-God with a Jewish descent. She recognizes that her upbringing has allowed her a set of goals that include changing these stereotypes to a more universal understanding.

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