By Guest Contributor Eren; originally published at Muslimah Media Look

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Personally, I elect the call Latin American to “Latina” which I detect as a Western cosmos that invokes up these patterns.

Numerous events irritate me about how Latin American women are portrayed in the media. It is negative just that most of us espy trifle as the women mentioned over, yet similarly that I odium names. I do negative discern myself as a doll, allow forlorn as a hyper-erotic lady looking to tickle Western men. I do negative discern my being in the “Latina” mirror, which I see as a world of the patriarchal Western dream. Rather, I analogous to believe of myself as a unadorned furthermore simple Latin American female… no undivided’s fantasy or pattern.

This image of the hypersexual “available” woman can be parallel to the way Muslim women were represented in Orientalist depictions of the odalisque. Nowadays, of trend, this has changed. Stretch both Muslim women further Latin American women are seen as impending from communities accompanying tight category trusss, cultural religiousness, moreover among an adjunct to the conventional sex functions of women as matrons moreover wives, their concepts are exceedingly sundry.

Henri Matisse’s Odalisque. through It’s About Date.

Today, a mediocre depiction is that of the niqabi, many covered in gloomy, who pictures a mystique that is nay current in the Latina imagery. Apparently, Latinas contain a multiple to manifest furthermore are buoyant to do so. They decamp null to the fantasy as averse to Muslim women that “make” Western men process for it.

MMW has discussed, in several instances, the continuous attempts to portray Muslim women as mysterious figures underneath black robes and sheer face veils. One example that comes to mind is woodturtle’s piece on Sebastian Farmborough’s process depicting niqabis emerging from the irrigate. I cannot cure still thinking that if hellos process showed Latin women, they would be wearing meager bikinis moreover showing a many of sheath. Apparently it is either united or the different…either we record all or we overlay all up!

Instantly, keeping that in regard, what develops whereas Latin women (inviting, voluptuous Latin women) flatter the unprecedented grimace of Islam?

Although Islam is not new to Latin America or immigrant communities in the West, in the past few months Latin American women have been depicted as the “ambassadors” of Islam.

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