“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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Books with missing cover. 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! Cofer reflects on her childhood and recognizes differences in the way people interact with her and other non-latino females. Stating “that it became quickly obvious that to the Puerto Rican girls ‘dressing up’ meant wearing their mother’s ornate jewelry and clothing” Views Read Edit View history.

Cofer gives a startling, yet effective example of when she crosses paths with such bias while staying in a “classy metropolitan Hotel Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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 judigh cup of coffee would soon find herself plagued by her stereotypical presumptions. You’ve already rated students with this rubric.

She recognizes that her upbringing has allowed her a set of goals that include changing these stereotypes to a more universal understanding.


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

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

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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.

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What stereotypes does Cofer describe, and why are they so damaging? 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.

Edit criterion description Delete criterion row. Cofer expresses how she agonized over her choice of clothing for career day.

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

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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. The author concludes she has been one of the “lucky ones”, privileged to get an education and entries into society” She states her expression of clothing could promote the cultural chasm that she faces. Cofer recognizes this person didn’t intentionally “profile” her, however, she admitted this would be an latkn that she would have to continue to overcome.


Retrieved 2 December This area will be laitn by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. 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.

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She states she decides to wear a composite of her jufith experiences, and her view of what a career woman would wear; as she had few role models other than Latino females. Can’t change a rubric once you’ve started using it. 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 with a Jewish descent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students. This man continues his intrusion by reciting a crude version of the song “La Bamba” revised to reinforce this promiscuous stereotype. Remove points from rubric. latjn

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This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat As a Latin American woman, Cofer shares her opinion regarding the stereotypes that have occurred throughout her life. Use this rubric for assignment grading. Any major changes could affect their assessment results.