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Machismo Comes Over For Dinner

Yesika Salgado | Posted 07.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Yesika Salgado

your uncle comes over on a Wednesday night and tells you a story abouthow your youngest cousin broke up with his girlfriend for cutting her hair too s...

Trump's Southern Regions Strategy

Steven Conn | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

The GOP has indeed been waging a war on women since the Reagan years. Campaigning against Hilary Clinton, Trump will amplify that contempt and make the GOP's misogyny cruder and more vile than any of us can imagine right now.

How Machismo Culture Impacts Gay Latinos

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.04.2015 | Latino Voices

Machismo is an attitude or “a way of behaving” that perpetuates traditional ideas about men as being very strong and aggressive, and requires that...

Can Telenovelas Put An End To Homophobia?

Roberto Perez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Roberto Perez

The fact remains that LGBT people are only properly portrayed in a staggeringly few novelas. The majority of the melodramas simply fail the LGBT community and larger Latino community with either two-dimensional, frequently disparaged LGBT characters or a world simply not inhabited by LGBT characters at all.

Hope for Future Fathers of Gay Sons

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

When I read in February about the harsh reaction college football star Michael Sam's father had to his son's coming out, I was reminded of the difficu...

Social Media in Latin America: Brazil's Campaign Against Violence Toward Women

Natalie Alhonte Braga | Posted 06.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Natalie Alhonte Braga

Last week, a study was released on attitudes toward women in Brazil. In a shocking revelation, the majority of those interviewed agreed that "women who wear clothes that show off their body deserve to be attacked." Activists turned to social media to express outrage and to challenge this way of thinking.

Intercepting Machismo

Joe Putignano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Putignano

When I was a child, my father once yelled at me, "Grow up and be a man!" That statement echoed in my head all throughout my life. Be a man! But what is a man? If I liked football more, would I then be a man? What is masculinity?

Taking Down Machismo: The "Fight" Against Gender-based Violence

Michael Solis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Michael Solis

There are men involved who still exhibit violent behavior, and there aren't enough resources to handle the overwhelming demand for individual psychological attention. But changing attitudes and practices prove that it is possible to unlearn machismo.

What Is the Manliest Thing You Have Seen Somebody Do?

Quora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Brian Browne Walker, Serve, soften, and endure.I have known some good, strong, capable men. ...

Latino Single Dads Set Machismo Culture Aside

VOXXI | Laura Carbonell | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

The number of children in the United States living in single-parent homes has nearly doubled in the last 50 years, according to Moth...

Being a woman in a schizophrenic male world

Monique Villa | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Monique Villa

This past week, chatting away at the dinner table, I was asked about one of my favorite books. My answer was swift: 'Il Gattopardo' -"The Leopard"- th...

Mexico Sets the Tone on Hate Speech

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ communities across Mexico are, no doubt, ecstatic by the ruling that two homophobic slurs are not legally protected as freedom of speech. But as most LGBTQ Latinos know, these two homophobic epithets are so frequently espoused throughout Latin American culture that many are not cognizant of their deleterious effect.

Marching Toward Equality

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2013 | Latino Voices

A lot of countries could learn a thing or two about guaranteeing women’s rights from Cuba. The Communist island made major gains in gender equal...

Spanish Official: 'Laws Are Like Women, There To Be Raped'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.10.2012 | Latino Voices

A Spanish government official is drawing international fire for using some violently machista language. José Manuel Castelao Bragaño, who until F...

LOOK: 'Latin Lover' Pick-Up Lines That Make Us Cringe

Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices

You've heard the myth of the Latin lover. A man so suave, so romantic, who with just one captivating look or piercing word can sweep you off your feet...

M.A.C.H.O.S. In The U.S.A.

Posted 05.25.2012 | Latino Voices

Macho. The image of a manly, tough and assertive male figure comes to mind. He has an overly exaggerated masculinity. He's strong, well-built, and wal...

The Macho In Me

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

A friend of mine, however, recently pointed out that this sense of extreme self-suffiency is actually a manifestation of machismo. It's the idea that you have the strength and balls to take care of yourself and your family. You avoid asking for help even though it may have devastating effects.

Obama, Osama and the Cycle of Machismo

Aaron Belkin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Progressives cannot blame the president for our highly militarized culture in which masculinity has been conflated with martial violence and military prowess. The roots of this tradition are so deep President Obama can't do much to soften it.

Latina Leadership: How Far Have We Come, How Much Further Do We Have to Go?

Placida V. Gallegos | Posted 04.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Placida V. Gallegos

Much has changed since the late sixties. Unfortunately, much has not changed. Latinas were then and continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions in all institutions and sectors

WATCH: Father Filmed Taking Son To Brothel

Posted 02.23.2012 | Latino Voices

A Nicaraguan father took his 16-year-old son to a brothel on his birthday to do away with his virginity. It isn't shocking that this happens, but it i...

PHOTOS: How Soap Operas And Female Empowerment Helped Bring Down Brazil's Fertility Rate

Posted 11.07.2011 | World

In the September 2011 issue of National Geographic, Cynthia Gorney examines how Brazil's fertility rate has plunged below replacement levels, and prov...

Psst, Wanna Kill a Scimitar-Horned Oryx?

Mark Morford | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Mark Morford

Have you heard of these places? Giant ranches where giant men pay giant fees to be driven in luxury SUVs out onto huge swaths of privately owned property in order to shoot carefully bred and relatively tame creatures who never had a chance in the first place?

How to Succeed in a Macho World

Valerie Orsoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Valerie Orsoni

The vast majority of women think they need to behave like men in order to be successful, whereas most men believe that what makes a woman successful is, in fact, her femininity!

Energy Machismo and White House Solar Panels

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

While Obama may be able to blame congressional politics for his lack of follow-through on the policy side of things, there really doesn't seem to be any clear excuse for his symbolic failure.

The Raw Machismo of Dictatorship

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

It was a remarkable display of raw machismo: "My way or the highway... or jail!" It was a one-man political theatre, a monologue about absolute power,...