Living in Honduras or Guatemala as a foreigner is sometimes hard, mostly fun and never boring. This Blog is about more than just the oddities of my years in the not-so tranquil, cobble-stoned town of Copán Ruinas and, more recently, Antigua Guatemala. Hence Serendipity, the gift of finding without seeking…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Is machismo women’s business?
"But of course women can be blamed for machismo!" exclaims María
Eugenia de la Vega. "Look how they treat their children: a crying girl is
comforted, but a little boy who cries gets scolded because real men don't cry.
A boy squatting down to pee is told that he shouldn’t, he’s not a girl! And you
should see how sons are being served like princes at dinnertime, often by their