The Machismo and Marianismo Tango
by Dr. David Sequeira
Machismo, the male ideal so specific to Hispanic culture, is complemented by its corollary marianismo, the female ideal. Both are examined in this careful study, along with the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that so often accompanies—and, in fact, overhangs—the lives of the women who have survived the abuse that machismo too often inflicts.
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