I had some problems while reading The Dirty Girls Social Club
. I was very perturbed by the fact that just within the first few pages there were mentions of throwing up as an accepted way to get thin. I found it hard to believe Usnavys, a very materialistic mama, works for a non-profit organization. I was also given the impression that this book would crush the stereotyping of Latinas; instead, I think it just reinforced it (I’m not a Latina but one of my best friends is). However, over all, the sucias are fun, intelligent women who have a lot to say about many things, and I really enjoyed that. *g*
Now, for our last questions:
- Lauren spends much of her time feeling inadequate and like an imposter. What do you think these feelings are rooted in?
- Elizabeth does not seem to think her secret and her religion are at odds with one another? Why not? Do you agree?
- The sucias are all Latinas, but they are also of different races, religions and backgrounds. How does this compare to images of Latinas you see in the U.S. media?
Announcement of the next BBC selection will be on August 1st. All suggestions are welcomed and will be taken into consideration (if you want Kama Sutra
, just say so :P). Here are our top picks so far: Related:
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