Meanwhile My Brother…Growing Up Hispanic & Gender Roles


Gender roles in a traditional Hispanic family are outdated and that’s an understatement. Below are a few examples of growing up as a female in a patriarchal culture.



You had to learn how to cook, but it just wasn’t your thing. Not to mention clean. It’s a new age.

Meanwhile my brother…seemed to have his own waitress.


We never had ‘The Talk’

 Meanwhile my brother…got offered got condoms


We had to come straight home after school

Meanwhile my brother…got to chill with his boys


We’re told we can’t have a novio until we get married – wait, wtf? That doesn’t even make sense

 Meanwhile my brother…