Machismo: Effects on Men
How Can Violence Against Women Affect Men?
How Does Machismo Influence Men?
People often see women being affected daily by machismo in Mexico, but not many talk about how young men and boys are affected. Young men and boys don't always realize they are getting influenced by machismo culture, but they are, at a very young stage. Here are two reasons how.
Reasons Men Are Affected by Machismo
Machismo can affect a young boy's life because of two main reasons.
The first reason, and probably the most biggest effect it will have on the boy, is that machismo can stop a young man from learning. This happens because when boys are taught to be strong and tough so they will be considered as man, they also have to think that they are a know it all. So when boys are scared to ask questions because people will think of them as dumb, they do not learn anything and they cannot progress their education. This will have a extreme outcome on their future.
Machismo also affects a young boy or man when they are taught they need to be tough and manly to be considered as a real men. They will soon think that abusing women or children is the right thing to do because that is what they seen their fathers doing. Their futures will soon become dull when they decide to join a gang or drop out of high school because machismo has taught them that is okay.
Sons are influenced by their fathers from the start of a very young age.
Machismo is often causes boys do to bad in school.
Sons often want to be just like their fathers starting at a verr young age.
How Can We Prevent Machismo?
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