Meanwhile My Brother…Growing Up Hispanic & Gender Roles

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Gender roles in a traditional Hispanic family are outdated and that’s an understatement.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.

 

1

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.

2

We never had ‘The Talk’

 Meanwhile my brother…got offered got condoms

3

We had to come straight home after school

Meanwhile my brother…got to chill with his boys

4

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

 Meanwhile my brother…