“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. With this example, Cofer shows that there is a cultural clash due to that the dress of Latino females differ drastically from the mainstream culture. I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students.

Cofer states how the view of the “sizzling” Latino woman has caused many Latino woman to be sexually harassed. Use this rubric for assignment grading. Literature and Ethnic Discrimination. Views Read Edit View history. Stating “that it became quickly obvious that to the Puerto Rican girls ‘dressing up’ meant wearing their mother’s ornate jewelry and clothing” Edit rating Delete rating.

She argues that the mothers who grew up on jusith were freer to express themselves proactively with a safety net of a cultural that showed respect and constraint towards this expression.

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What stereotypes does Cofer describe, wwoman why are they so damaging? Can’t change a rubric once you’ve started using it. I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students 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.

While others have a constant struggle against the misconceptions that are perpetuated regarding the Latina women.

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Myfh post Outcomes results to Learning Mastery Gradebook. She relates her cultural experience to like being on an island 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. 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.


You’ve already rated students with this rubric. 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. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat By using this site, cifer agree to the Terms of Use prtiz Privacy Policy.

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This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Description of criterion. Any major changes could affect their assessment results. Her final point strikes clear when she points the reader in the direction of God and begs the question juditn he able to relate to the Latina woman as an Anglo-God with a Jewish descent.

As a Latin American woman, Cofer shares her opinion regarding the stereotypes that have occurred throughout her life. She encounters a middle-aged, educated gentleman in a tuxedo who when he sees her exclaims “Evita! Cofer expresses how she agonized over her choice of clothing for career day. Cofer gives a startling, yet effective example of when she crosses paths with such bias while staying in a “classy metropolitan Hotel When Cofer is confronted with a career day womqn school and is faced with the challenge of deciding what is appropriate to wear.

Cofer reflects on her childhood and recognizes differences in the way people interact with her and other non-latino females.

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She states her expression of clothing could promote the cultural chasm that she faces. The author concludes she has been one of the “lucky ones”, privileged to get an education and entries into society” Edit criterion description Delete criterion row. Retrieved 2 December This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. Edit criterion description Delete criterion row This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Description of criterion view longer description Range threshold: This man kyth his intrusion by reciting a crude version of the song “La Bamba” revised to reinforce this promiscuous stereotype.


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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She confides how years later she was informed by a friend an Italian American at the business school she was attending the Latino girls stood out for wearing “everything at once” Hide score total for assessment results.

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

In the essay, “The myth of the Tthe Woman: Retrieved from ” https: She tells us that the heritage of Latino women lends them to this expression without fault. 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.

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. How do stereotypes damage the perpetrator as well as the victim?