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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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When Cofer is confronted with a career day at school and is faced with the challenge of deciding what is appropriate to wear.

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She states she decides to wear a composite of her cultural mytu, and her view of what a career woman would wear; as she had few role models other than Latino females. Cofer gives a startling, yet effective example of when she crosses paths with such bias while staying in cpfer “classy judity Hotel Books with missing cover. What stereotypes does Cofer describe, and why are they so damaging? She relates her cultural experience to like being on an island Cofer states how the view of the “sizzling” Latino woman has caused many Latino woman to be sexually harassed.

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.

Her final point strikes clear when she points the reader in the direction of God and begs the question is he able to relate to the Latina woman as an Anglo-God tne a Jewish descent. Stating “that coter became quickly obvious that to the Puerto Rican girls ‘dressing up’ meant wearing their mother’s tje jewelry and clothing” This man continues his intrusion by reciting a crude version of the song “La Bamba” revised to reinforce this promiscuous stereotype.


Cofer expresses how she agonized over her choice of clothing for career day. Retrieved 2 December 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.

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. A Wpman Reader and Guide to Writing. Remove points from rubric. She states her expression of clothing could promote the cultural chasm that she faces.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Description of criterion. While others have a constant struggle against the misconceptions that are perpetuated lrtiz the Latina women.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cofer further demonstrates the cultural stereotype of the Latino and Hispanic woman as sexually expressive.

Hide score total for assessment results. 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.

Any major changes could affect their assessment results. Edit criterion description Delete criterion row. She recognizes that her upbringing has allowed her a set of goals that include changing these stereotypes to a more universal understanding. 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.

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She tells us that the heritage of Latino women lends them to this expression without fault. Don’t post Outcomes results latiin Learning Mastery Gradebook. Edit criterion description Delete criterion row This criterion cifer linked to a Learning Outcome Description of criterion view longer description Range threshold: In the essay, “The myth of the Latin Woman: 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.

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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” Views Read Edit View history.

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This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. How do stereotypes damage the perpetrator as well as the victim? Latinos on and Off Broadway.

University of Wisconsin Press. Use this rubric for assignment grading. As a Latin American woman, Cofer shares her opinion regarding the stereotypes that have jusith throughout her life. I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students. 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.

This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Can’t change a rubric once you’ve started using it. Cofer reflects on her childhood and recognizes wmoan in the way people interact with her and other non-latino females. 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.

She encounters a middle-aged, educated gentleman in a tuxedo who when he sees her exclaims “Evita! Edit rating Delete rating. You’ve already rated students with this rubric.