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Beyond Machismo Review

For my next read I chose Beyond Machismo by Aida Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha, as I wanted to learn more about the gender roles present within my household and family. I would most definitely recommend this book as I like how the authors are two Chicana Feminists. This book expands the concept of intersectional latino masculinities, both south and north of the US border. Using an informative and persuasive tone, the authors define Machismo as, “a hyper masculinity that obliterates any other possible influences on men’s attitudes and behavior.” This book theorizes social identities and the construction of privilege and oppression while guiding towards analysis of Latino’s definitions of manhoods. They also delve into the Latino and gender education pipeline. While simultaneously relating all this information to feminism and oppression. Machismo is still used to define Latino men and boys in the later social narrative however they reveal that through a closer look young, educated Latino men can g beyond machismo to ending gender oppression. Beyond Machismo explains how the influences of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender shape Latino’s views of manhood, masculinity, and gender issues in Latino communities and their acceptance of Feminism. There’s no better way to further your education on this subject than to delve into Aida Hurtado’s and Mrinal Sinha’s work of Regression, redemption, and reconciliation.

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