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I'm Not Fat, I'm Latina

SOC 234 Sec-100

Thuydan Huynh

on 27 March 2013

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Transcript of I'm Not Fat, I'm Latina

By: Christy Haubegger
Presenters: Paola Yanez & Thuydan Huynh I'm Not Fat, I'm Latina Summary of Article Christy Haubegger introduces an article about a Hispanic women who shares how she is seen as overweight (25 pounds overweight according to doctor). However, in the Latin culture, she is considered bien cuidadas. The narrator of the article also speaks of how she was once insecure of her wieght due to magazine articles dealing with fashion of fitness. Her turning point was a few years later when she went on a trip to Mexico and saw how the women from the past were not skinny but more on the plump side, and this was considered beautiful. Cultural Influences Affecting Womens' Body Image Picture of Skinny Hispanic Woman Christina Aguilera Picture of a Plump Hispanic Woman America Ferrera Your Opinion! Society is not the only influence
Culture influences women's body image
Mothers wanting daughter to look more plump to be considered well taken care of
History of plump women (however cultural norms change)
Since colonial times, Latin American Women writers have appropriated food as a strategy to express central issues of power, expression, and culture that affect gender. -What type of women/men do you prefer? Thick or Thin?
-Have you ever felt the need to try to become thin/fit? Or did you never care? Works Cited: Haubegger, Christy. "I'm Not Fat, I'm Latina." Reconstructing gender: a multicultural anthology. 5th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009. 210-211. Print.
"What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers: Food, Weight, and Eating Disorders By Renée S. Scott." Cambria Press - Innovative Publisher of Academic Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2013. <http://www.cambriapress.com/cambriapress.cfm?template=4&bid=342>. Thanks for your time! Quotes: "...People who don't know us may think we're fat. At home, we're called bien cuidadas (well cared for)..."

"...it's the curvier bodies like mine that turn heads..."

"...Real self-esteem cannot come from male attention alone..."

"...beautiful for most of this country still means tall, blond, and underfed..."
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