“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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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. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat The author concludes she has been one of the “lucky ones”, privileged to get an education and entries into society” 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.

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. This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion.

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She recognizes oryiz her upbringing has allowed her a set of goals that include changing these stereotypes to a more universal understanding. Use this rubric for assignment grading. Books with missing cover. Edit rating Delete rating.


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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. Cofer states how the view of the “sizzling” Latino woman has caused many Latino woman to be sexually harassed.

In the essay, “The myth of the Latin Woman: How do stereotypes damage the perpetrator as well as the victim? She tells us that the heritage of Latino women lends them to this expression without fault. You’ve already rated students with this rubric. Any major changes could affect their assessment results. Cofer expresses how she agonized over her choice of clothing for career day.

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Literature and Ethnic Discrimination. 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.

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Cofer recognizes this person didn’t intentionally “profile” her, however, she admitted this would mytj an obstacle that she would have to continue to overcome. While others have a constant struggle against the misconceptions that are perpetuated regarding the Latina women. Stating “that it became quickly obvious that to the Puerto Rican girls ‘dressing up’ meant wearing their mother’s wpman jewelry ths clothing” She relates her cultural experience to like being on an island Retrieved from ” https: I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students.

Cofer further demonstrates the cultural stereotype of the Latino and Hispanic woman as sexually expressive. Edit criterion description Delete criterion row This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Description of criterion view longer description Range threshold: Cofer reflects on her childhood and recognizes differences in the way people interact with her and other non-latino females.


What stereotypes does Cofer describe, and why are they so damaging? University of Wisconsin Press.

Edit criterion description Delete criterion row. 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. Cofer gives a startling, yet effective example of when she crosses paths with such bias while staying in a “classy metropolitan Hotel As a Latin American woman, Cofer shares her opinion regarding the stereotypes that have occurred throughout her life.

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Ortia 2 December This man continues his intrusion by reciting a crude version of the song “La Bamba” revised to reinforce this promiscuous stereotype. When Cofer is confronted with a career day at school and is faced with the challenge of deciding what is appropriate to wear. 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” 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.

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