This article consists of Hispanic American households and Machismo. Machismo is this idea of being manly and having this strong masculine pride. A more common term, behind the use of the word “macho.” This article consists of studies performed at california colleges on hispanic households. It shows the problem behind certain outdated gender norms and the youth’s understanding of parent legitimacy. It speaks on the complicated relationship between males and females in hispanic households. This article also touches on marianismo, more of the women’s role, and other traditional concepts in Latin American culture.