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La Marcha de las Mujeres.

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.22.2017 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Marcha de las mujeres en Sydney, 20 de Enero, 2017. Australia ©VioletaAyala Yo marcho porque elijo creer en la humanidad. Yo marcho porque como una ...

Powerful Video Challenges Gender Roles Often Taught At Home

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.03.2017 | Latino Voices

The importance and rigidity of gender roles in a Latino household are sometimes ingrained at a young age. But Los Angeles-based filmmaker Gloria Morá...

Chile, the country of the inflatable doll?

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 12.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

Chile is supposed to be the most developed country in Latin America, so that's why is so unbelievable what happened last Tuesday in Santiago, when the...

Trump's Losing Tug-Of-War for Manliness

Josh Levs | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Josh Levs

Note to the vast majority of male voters across the country: Donald Trump does not represent you. In fact, if he had the ability to see and process r...

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 | Home

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