Excellent article. Si que se puede carajo! Thank you for making the statement so eloquently Marjoriet.
I don't mean to be harsh on the new Devious Maids series. In fact I promised everyone who called me from the channel and the production that I'll stop complaining until I see the content. I do hope however that it's not another insult to all the smart Latinas out there who are trying to kill the stereotype that mainstream media has been imposing on us for decades. Our daughters need positive role models, inspiration and women who look like them in top positions. The best part is that we're getting to those positions but still being pictured as putas or maids (now bad maids to make it worst).
I do want to add something for the maids in our community. My tias, my cousins all worked hard to raise a family cleaning toilets and getting up at 4 am to let the ejecutivos find their offices impeccable. They did it so we could all seat where we seat today. We are the ejecutivas. It is our responsibility to fight with dignity these negative images. When the Dominican nanny allegedly killed the two kids, over 800 Latina nannies lost their job the very next day. So these images do have a negative effect on ALL of us now and tomorrow. I just wish that the same level of exposure the one killer gets would be the same level of news our strong Latinas like Dr. Angelica, Mariela Dabbah, Yesi Morillo get when they start their movements. The Unidas "Por Fin" makes huge sense. Only together we can turn this crap around. Com'on Mujeres! we can change that. A que no? +Angelica Perez-Litwin +Mariela Dabbah +yessi murillo +Viviana HurtadoPhD +Maria Castro +Jeannette Kaplun +Lisa Quinones-Fontanez