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Machismo and the Latino Father

Machismo is synonymous with Latino males. It’s the drive to work hard, care for our families and strive for a better future. Unfortunately, machismo also has a dark side that permeates our culture and subjugates many into lesser roles, diminished freedoms and a reduced sense of self-worth. During this Fathers’ Day, let’s celebrate Latino fathers everywhere, but also use it as an opportunity to reflect on the role machismo has in the family and how fathers are the key to embracing the good elements and discarding the detrimental aspects of this cultural trait. … Continue Reading →

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Manning Up to Machismo

One of the most prevalent characteristics of our Latino culture is machismo, which in history used to be about chivalry, responsibility and strength of character and has now evolved into tough-minded, individualistic, tough-as-nails mindset and approach of many Latino men. And while machismo has many benefits – including the strong sense of responsibility to care for the needs of one’s family, the strong work ethic even in tough work conditions and the determination to provide for one’s loved ones regardless of the obstacles – it also causes a lot of tension and issues in the family and within our Latino men.p
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