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This Is How The Media Portrays Latino Men And Here’s What We Can Do About It

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In a video that was featured on the Huffington Post, mitu’s very own Kat Lazo takes on the perception of Latino dudes as machista stereotypes in her series “The Kat Call.” She debunks the cultural stigma as well as sheds light on the origins of this problematic way of thinking.

The media falsely portrays Latino men as womanizing criminals…

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I love Danny Trejo as much as the next guy, but when you look at the majority of roles he’s cast in, they to fall under the category of “The Bandito” — a violent bad guy character.

Which results in real life consequences…

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“These over the top sexual and aggressive messages of Latino men influence how teachers view Latino boys, how the police interact with Latino men or how employers view Latino applicants,” explains Lazo.

This negative perception informs public opinion and promotes harmful stereotypes…

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Anybody consuming the media develops an outlook based on what they see, and as Kat explains “no one is free of internalizing these messages.”

But, “once you’re made aware of these messages, it makes it easier to break them down.”

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Look at people on an individual basis and don’t “group them together based on their cultural background.” According to Kat, the reason that Latino men are associated with chauvinism and machismo at all actually stems from the fact that “we live in a male-dominated society.”

Check out “The Kat Call” with Kat Lazo:

Are Latinos the only womanizers?

Posted by We are mitú on Sunday, March 26, 2017

[H/T] Latino Voices: Video Breaks Down Why Machismo Isn’t Synonymous With Latino Men

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The 2017 SI Swimsuit Model Is A Brazilian Bombshell

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The 2017 SI Swimsuit Model Is A Brazilian Bombshell

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Sports Illustrated reports that the “polls are closed and the votes have been counted!” At long last, the 2017 SI Swimsuit Model Search is finally over! Hailing from beautiful Rio de Janeiro, your winner, Anne de Paula.

From Brazil, to the pages of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition…

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As the official winner of the 2017 SI Swimsuit Model Search competition, Anna de Paula is guaranteed to be featured on the pages of SI next February.

Anna didn’t even know she’d won until she read it on a teleprompter live…

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OMG GUYS THIS IS REAL!!!! I still cannot believe what is happening.. I AM THE 2017 Model Search winner, is all because of you guys!!! Saying thank you isn't enough after ALL your guys have done to me. What a birthday gift!! MY BDAY IS ON FRIDAY YEYYY!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! This means the world to me, I can't stop smiling!!!! I am the happiest girl on earth right now. I will never forget this moment, best day ever!!! Thank you to all my friends in Rio, and everywhere else who voted and helped me in every way. AND BIG THANKS TO MY MOM AND DAD, my biggest supporters, I wouldn't be here without their dedication. This is more than a job, this is a family I just won! I am now part of the @si_swimsuit family!!!! @mj_day @ja_neyney @wilhelminamodels @sergiomattos40 OBRIGADA BRASIL! Voces sao demais!!! Amo amo amo amo muito todos voces, muito obrigada por tudo!!!! Levamos essa!!! É nosso!! Nosso país, nossa cultura! Estou muito feliz e realizada. E vocês são grande parte disso. ❤️🙏🏼 Obrigada Deus!!! Thanks God!!!

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According to SI, they had the Brazilian bombshell come in to their studios on her birthday for “what she thought was just an average interview on their live show, SI Now.” De Paula realized she’d won as she read it out loud to the teleprompter.

“If you start as a Sports Illustrated model you will do amazing.”

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This is a dream I don't wanna wake up from

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Anna is the first SI Swimsuit 2018 rookie and you can expect to see more from her as her career takes off from here.


[H/T] Anne de Paula is the 2017 SI Swimsuit Model Search winner!

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