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Its separate discussion, answer separately
The cult of Machismo (masculine superiority) appeared early in Latin America (page 23 in this week’s assigned reading), yet many colonial Latin American families contradicted this stereotype. Explain the evidence the authors present that contradicts this prevailing gender image. Be sure to review the culture box “Elite Women and Economic Power” on page 24.
Based on the Roberto Duran article, describe the positive and negative characteristics of machismo in Panamanian culture and the societal ideals of manhood. What accounts for Duran downplaying his feminine or anti-machista characteristics? Explain the aftermath and consequences of Duran stopping the fight against Leonard. Describe what this tells us about cultural expectations with regard to behavior.
After reading the article on Ecuadorian women, explain the concept/ideal of marianismo and the consequences of the “triple burden” on indigenous women.