Have you ever heard what people say about Latinos? They’re intense, passionate and “macho”—a quality that’s often seen as protective.
Obviously, these are stereotypes. Another side of the “Latin man” is that he can be sensitive and expressive. But embracing “machismo” for its good qualities, without examining the bad stuff, can have unpleasant cultural side effects—like controlling behavior, which can lead to femicide, not to mention relatively unpunished rape.