Latinas Are Not a Fetish, !Fuck Off!
|The Latina tag is overrun by latina-focused porn blogs, and many Latinas are targeted by those blogs for following and/or harassment despite explicit requests that they stop.
• Tumblr has no real block feature
• Ignoring users does not prevent them from following and continuing harassment
• Many of these blogs make a point of liking posts calling them out or asking that they unfollow, as well as personal pictures of those who post
• These porn blogs can and have reblogged pictures of Latinas and refused to remove them
• Reporting blogs for harassment has not led to any action by Tumblr
This is a space for calling out specific porn blogs, for venting our collective frustration and anger, for making our voices heard and for adding to the reclaiming of the Latina tag.
Submit as needed!
I am more than the way I roll my R’s,
and I go further than my long dark hair.
I am not the escape from your bland life,
and Tapatío does not go on apple pie.
Latin women often play the role of the seductress, like Roselyn Sanchez in Rush Hour II and Marisa Tomei (an Italian-American actress from Brooklyn) in The Perez Family. The seductive, sexy Latinas entice men. This stereotype often crosses into dangerous territory when high school-aged Latinas are showcased with the same promiscuity, such as Naya Rivera’s Santana Lopez or Francia Raisa’s Adrian Lee. Jack Thomas, a writer for Tu Vez, wrote “When white women are prostitutes, they are usually the “hooker with a heart of gold” like in Pretty Woman. When a Latina is a whore, she’s just a slut.” The “La Virgen y La Puta” stereotype is especially idiotic when Hollywood tries to convince its viewers that Latinas happen to be both fiery and uncontrollable while also fitting to be a nanny or maid.
In the second trope we’ll examine, the “La Virgen/the Virgin,” the poor little Latina is trapped in the submissive role of a housekeeper or nanny and is usually rescued by a kind-hearted white man. For an example, look at Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan or Maria from America’s favorite musical West Side Story. Maria is the innocent yet submissive Puerto Rican girl who is swept off her feet by a charming white man. The story writes itself. Yet, with regards to the “La Puta/the Whore” part of the paradox, do a quick Google search of the words “Latin woman” and you’ll find yourself amidst hundreds of links taking you to kinky, exotic porn or dating sites to find the perfectly enticing Latin woman for you.
Currently Hollywood only has two roles for Latinas: the slut and the maid"