Gendered Cultural Norms in the Dominican Republic

  1. Baez, Alejandra. “Gendered Cultural Norms in the Dominican Republic.”Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. N.p., 29 Sept. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
  2. This article discusses the idea of gender roles found in Dominican culture. Baez talks of women slowly integrating into the workforce of more “manly” jobs. She discusses the idea of men displaying characteristics of being macho and/or homophobic in this culture. Even though they are macho they are not against the expression of feminism. they agree with it, but still believe that men must always be superior as they are the protection for a women or family. Baez delves into this giving various modern day examples.
  3. This article discusses the idea of masculinity in Dominican culture that is essential to my paper. I must explain this masculinity in context with the Dominican culture the characters are apart of in the book, making her Dominican examples and first hand experience valuable.
  4. I believe this piece is directed to those who are apart or are interested in the Dominican culture and how it has progressed over the years in regard to gender roles.
  5. I think this piece could be utilized in my work to show some real world examples of masculinity, especially those directly from that of the Dominican culture. This is the most valuable aspect this work gives me, but I could also incorporate its ideas of “machoism”.


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